Ito Shinsui, Make-Up

Shinsui, make-up detail

Ito Shinsui, 1898-1972

Twelve Images of Modern Beauties: Make-up
(Shin bijin junisugata: Kesho)

dated and signed at upper right, Taisho juichinen haru, Shinsui (Taisho 11 [1922], spring, Shinsui) with artist's red rectangular seal Ito; the round publisher's seal, Watanabe, at lower right corner; with hand-numbered limited edition seal verso, Nihyaku mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyaku-yonju-ni ban (200 limited edition, number 142), 1922

dai oban tate-e 16 by 9 5/8 in., 40.7 by 24.3 cm

Kato, Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. I, no. 181, no. 32
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, Hotei Publishing, 2000, no. 33
Nihon no hanga III 1921-1930, Toshi to onna to hikari to kage to (Japanese Prints III, 1921-1930: Cities and Women, Lights and Shadows), Chiba City Museum of Art, 2001, p. 36, pl. 2-1


verso seal

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