Itō Shinsui: Summer Kimono
Artist: Itō Shinsui
Title: Summer Kimono
Date: 1922 , Early Summer(Taisho juichinen shoka)
Subtly seductive portrait of a beauty relaxing on a hot summer day in her summer kimono (yukata). She holds her summer fan almost as if a coyly deployed shield. Shinsui and the printers have very effectively communicated the texture and depth of her garment, as well as the subtle emotions on her face. From a limited edition of 200, this is number 95. Rare, pre-earthquake design.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
Literature: “The Women of Shin Hanga”, plate 38, page 176. Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 60, pl. 34. Modern Japanese Prints, 1994, cat. 35, pl. 34. The female image, p. 54, pl. 32.
Signature: Shinsui ga