Ito SHINSUI (1898-1972)




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A beauty holding a fan. Dated and signed top right: Taisho jusannen shichigatsu Shinsui saku, “Taisho 13 [ 1924 ], July, work of Shinsui.” Published by Watanabe Shozaburo. Mica ground.


Fine impression and colour. Minor soil extreme left bottom corner, otherwise very good condition.



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Ito SHINSUI (1898-1972)




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Washing the Hair ( aka Tresses ). A large print ( 49.3 x 35 cms; 19.5 x 13.75 inches ) published in 1953 to celebrate the artist’s being made an “Intangible Cultural Property” in 1952. Shinsui supervised the printing and a mica ground was used, the usual symbol of a special edition. The figure closely follows the right-hand figure on his painted two-fold screen called Tresses ( 1949 ). The quality and simplicity harks back to his finest early work. Number 28 of a limited edition published by the Commission for the Protection of Cultural Properties, Tokyo and cut and printed by the Japanese Association for Publishing Woodblock Prints.


Fine impression and colour. Very slight discolouration on bottom right edge, otherwise very good condition. Signed Shinsui ga.



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Ito SHINSUI (1898-1972)




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The Cotton Kimono from the series “New Twelve Images of Beauties”. See The female image, no 32, p.54. Published by Watanabe (seal lower left) in 1922. Limited edition of 200 seal au verso.


Perfect impression and colour. Signed Shinsui with dater Taisho 11.



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Ito SHINSUI (1898-1972)




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Cutting the nails from the Second Series of Modern Beauties. See The female image, no.79, p.74. Published by Watanabe (seals left and right) Showa 11 (1936). Limited edition seal au verso no.235 from 250.


Perfect impression, colour and, apart from a minor crease, perfect condition. Mica ground. Signed Showa juichinen hachigatsu Shinsui ga with Shinsui seal.



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