Ito Shinsui - Snow

Bijin Contemplating

Kuchi-e (Machine Printed- possibly a lithograph)
by Ito Shinsui

Artist: Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) Sheet Size: Approx. 25.5 x 34.5 cm
Print Title: Bijin Contemplating Condition: Fine condition. Standard kuchi-e horizontal folds. No tears, a couple of tiny spots, otherwise pristine. Unbacked. See large image below.
Series Title: N/A Item Code: Shinsui-08
Date: Circa 1920s/30s Price: $250 Sold
Publisher: Detail Images:
Comments: Rare pre-war machine printing (possibly a lithograph) of a gorgeous 'bijin' (beauty) by Ito Shinsui. Rarely seen in the market. Artist signature and seal within the image area at right. This print would have been printed as a supplement (kuchi-e) to one of the pre-war women's magazines like "Shufu no Tomo" (Housewife's Friend).

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