Ito Shinsui, 1898-1972
The Second Series of Modern Beauties: Snowstorm
(Gendai bijinshu dai-nishu: Fubuki)
a beauty in a red kimono struggles with her umbrella in a snowstorm; signed Shinsui ga with artist's seal Shinsui and publisher's circular seal Watanabe, the copyright seal on the lower left margin, Hanken shoyu Watanabe Shozaburo (copyright ownership Watanabe Shozaburo), followed by the date, Showa nananen junigatsu (Showa 7 , 12th month) with hand-numbered limited edition seal on verso, Nihyakugoju mai zeppan, dai sanjuni ban (250 limited edition, number 32), followed by publisher's rectangular seal, Watanabe
dai oban tate-e 17 1/8 by 11 in., 43.6 by 28 cm
Kato, Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, pl. 93
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, pl 73 (and cover)
Reigle Stephens, Amy, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, pl. 252
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, pl. 73
Reigle Newland, Amy, gen. ed., Printed to Perfection: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2004, pl. 91
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