Ito Shinsui, (1898-1972)


Signed in sumi ink, Shinsui ga, followed by rectangular artist's seal Shikuntei. The blocks were carved by Maeda Kentaro and printed by Ono Gintaro. A limited edition paper label on verso reads: Showa nijuhachinen kugatsu (Showa 28 [1953], 9th month) zaidan hojin bunkazai kyokai hakko, bunkazai hogo iinkai zohan, Kami, seisaku Nihon hanga shuppan kyokai seisaku Kantoku Ito Shinsui, and written in English: Washing the Hair by Shinsui Ito, Published by Commission for Protection of Cultural Properties, No. 95 (with two seals).

obaiban tate-e 51.6 by 37.2 cm



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