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Ito Shinsui, 1898-1972
The Second Collection of Modern Beauties: Red Blossoms
(Gendai bijin shu dai-nishu: Kobai)

dated and signed Showa hachinen sangatsu (Showa 8 [1933], third month), Shinsui, with artist's red rectangular seal Shinsui, publisher's circular seal Watanabe at the lower right corner, and on the lower right margin, Hanken shoyű Watanabe Sh˘zabur˘ (copyright ownership Watanabe Sh˘zabur˘), with limited edition seal on verso, Nihyakugojű mai zeppan, dai hyaku-rokujű-shi ban (250 limited edition, number 164)
17 1/8 by 11 in., 43.4 by 27.8 cm
Tadasu Watanabe, It˘ Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 106, no. 68
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The female image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 73, no. 74
price: $ 4,200

verso seal