Shinsui: Peaches and Melon

Itō Shinsui

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Artist: Ito Shinsui
Title: Peaches and Melon
Date: 1939

A Melon and Peaches, from “Three Themes of Still Life”. A rarely seen design with fruit that positively glows. Study of bright, multicolored peaches in a blue and white glazed bowl next to a Japanese melon, perhaps a Shizuoka melon. The background has been done with visible baren printing marks, a technique not often seen after the 1930s. With the same Watanabe seal as the example pictured in the Shinsui catalogue raisonné. Oversized; almost double ôban (36 x 48 cm)

Signed lower right, with artist's seal. With exceptional printing quality and effects.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Signature: Shinsui


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