Itō Shinsui: Gathering Shellfish (Shiohigari) (Sold)

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Artist: Itō Shinsui
Title: Gathering Shellfish (Shiohigari)
Series: Second Collection of Modern Beauties
Date: 1931

A young beauty ties her hair with a scarf, her kimono decorated with seashells and her hair covering with stylized waves, both serving as hints to the beach around her, which we are not shown directly. The background is a highly textured blue, which contrasts with the smooth perfection of all the other areas of the work. With a limited edition seal, numbered out of 250, verso. This work was purchased in Japan from a collection of works that were never framed.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 43 x 27.5 cm
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: The female image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, plate 64. “Seven Masters”, number 76.
Seal: Shinsui
Signature: Shinsui