Itō Shinsui: Maiko (Apprentice Geisha)
Artist: Itō Shinsui
Title: Maiko (Apprentice Geisha)
Series: Second Collection of Modern Beauties
An ornately dressed young apprentice geisha from Kyoto poses for her portrait here, her face powdered white against a soft blue background. The white areas of her obi feature blindprinting. With a limited edition seal of 109/250, verso.
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, p. 71, plate 72.
Signature: Shinsui ga