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 - Lovely shin-hanga portrait of a beauty taking a stroll, holding a sheer silk fan decorated with bellflowers. The figure is rendered with fluid brush strokes creating a sense of immediacy. Beautifully printed to capture the look of a painting. Published by Momose in the 1960s as part of a small group of woodblock designs based on Shinsui's paintings. An absolutely lovely design to collect or display.
Artist - Ito Shinsui (1898 - 1972)
Image Size - 15" x 18" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Please see photos for details.
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