Shinsui

Ito Shinsui

1898-1972

Ten Sights of Shinano: Frosty Morning
(Shinano jikkei: Shimo no asa)

signed at lower right, Shinsui, with artist's seal Shinsui, the print title on the upper right margin, Shimo no asa, dated below, Showa nijusannen ichigatsu (Showa 23 [1948], 1st month), published by Watanabe Shozaburo, 1948

dai oban yoko-e 11 by 15 3/8 in., 28 by 39 cm

Towards the end of World War II, during the bombing of Tokyo, Shinsui evacuated to Komoro, located in Nagano Prefecture, where he designed the prints for this series, Ten Sights of Shinano, which was published by Watanabe in 1948.

References:
Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints, 1900-1975, 1992, p. 47
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 173, no. 121
National Museum of Asian Art, Robert O. Muller Collection, accession no. S2003.8.334 (titled: Frost Scene)

(inv. no. C-3207)

price: $2,200

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