Ito Shinsui


Clock and Beauty, no. II
(Tokei to bijin, II)

with gold mica on the obi and clock details; signed Shinsui ga, with artist's seal Shinsui, commissioned by Hotta Watchmakers and published by Watanabe in 1964

oban tate-e 14 by 11 in., 35.6 by 27.8 cm

This design is popularly known as the 'Bonbon Clock.'

References: Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All The Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 214, no. 145 Amy Reigle Newland, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, 2000, p. 83, no. 99

(inv. no. C-3206)

price: $2,600


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site last updated
October 3, 2022

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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