The First Collection of Modern Beauties: Snow at the Shrine
(Gendai bijin shu dai isshu: Shato no yuki)
beauty walking holding an umbrella; signed and dated Showa gonen kanoe-uma fuyu Shinsui ga (Showa 5 , year of the horse, winter by Shinsui), with artist's red seal Shinsui, followed by red seal tame shizuri (test print), and round seal Watanabe, 1930
dai oban tate-e 16 7/8 by 10 7/8 in., 43 by 27.7 cm
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 94, no. 57
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The female image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 66, no. 61
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, 2015, p. 124, cat. no. 74
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July 10, 2020
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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