Ito Shinsui - The First Series of Modern Beauties: Digging Seashells

Ito Shinsui, 1898-1972

The First Series of Modern Beauties: Digging Seashells
(Gendai bijinshu dai-isshu: Shiohigari)

signed and dated at upper left, Showa rokunen haru Shinsui (Showa 6 [1931], spring, Shinsui) with artist's seal Shinsui, publisher's seal Watanabe, and with hand-numbered limited edition seal verso, Nihyakugoju mai zeppan, dai hyakuju ban (250 limited edition, number 110), followed by publisher's rectangular seal, Watanabe

dai oban tate-e 43.7 by 27.9 cm

Kato, Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, pl. 90
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 91, pl. 60
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The female image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 67, pl. 64


verso seal

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