Evening Cool, 1925

by Ito Shinsui (1898 - 1972)

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Evening Cool, 1925 by Ito Shinsui (1898 - 1972)

Original Ito Shinsui (1898 - 1972) Japanese Woodblock Print
Evening Cool, 1925

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 - Attractive shin hanga design of a beauty carrying a round fan. She wears an informal blue and white summer kimono patterned with morning glories, tied with a softly shaded obi featuring a thistle design. The delicate shading in the hair gives it a soft, three-dimensional appearance. A charming summer subject.

Publisher - Isetatsu, later edition from the original blocks

Artist - Ito Shinsui (1898 - 1972)

Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple light creases, small faint spot on face. Please see photos for details.

Evening Cool, 1925 by Ito Shinsui (1898 - 1972)
Evening Cool, 1925 by Ito Shinsui (1898 - 1972)

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