Kitano Tsunetomi, 1880-1947
Seasons of the Pleasure Quarters: no. 4, Shinchi in Winter, Before the Mirror
(Kuruwa no shunju: Dai-yon, fuyu [Shinchi], Kagami no mae)
a half-length portrait of a beauty wearing a deep red kosode adjusting her hair in a mirror, the light grey background embellished with mica; signed Tsunetomi hitsu, published by Nakajima Jutaro (Nakajima Seikado, Tokyo) in a limited edition of 500, ca. 1918
oban tate-e 15 1/2 by 10 3/8 in., 39.3 by 26.2 cm
Kato Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, pl. 102
Amy Reigle Stephens, gen. ed., The New Wave: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 132, pl. 137
Kendall H. Brown, Light in Darkness: Woman in Japanese Prints of Early Showa (1926-1945), 1996, p. 54, cat. 59
Amy Reigle Neland and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, 2000, no. 105
Amy Reigle Newland, gen. ed., Printed to Perfection: Twentieth-Century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 2004, p. 66, no. 45 (and cover)
Koyama Shuko, Beautiful Shin Hanga- Revitalization of Ukiyo-e, Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum, 2009, p. 187, no. 4-69
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