Ito Shinsui - Born in Tokyo, Ito Shinsui studied Japanese painting and began designing woodblock prints for the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo in 1916, with whom he collaborated until 1960. He is best known for his lovely shin-hanga images of beautiful women. These elegant and refined beauties are drawn with graceful line work and softly colored backgrounds. Recognized for his artistic achievements, the Japanese government declared Shinsui an "Intangible Cultural Property" in 1952, and he received the "Order of the Rising Sun" in 1970. His works are a wonderful choice to collect or display.
Comments - Beautiful shin-hanga portrait of a stylishly dressed young woman in winter. She looks down with a thoughtful expression, her cheeks gently flushed with pink and her hair pulled back in soft waves. She wears a green robe with a striking fur collar edged and spotted in dark brown, beautifully embossed with a deep, swirling texture. A lovely shin-hanga image.
Publisher - Isetatsu, later edition from the original blocks
Artist - Ito Shinsui (1898 - 1972)
Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.
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