Itō Shinsui: Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) (Sold)

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Artist: Itō Shinsui
Title: Maiko (Apprentice Geisha)
Series: Second Collection of Modern Beauties
Date: 1931

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.
Seal: Shinsui
Signature: Shinsui ga