Woodblock Prints by Ito Shinsui

Bijin-Ga and Landscape prints

Ito Shinsui - Hanging a Mosquito Net Ito Shinsui - Early Spring Ito Shinsui - Snow Ito Shinsui - Three Thousand Years
Ito Shinsui
Hanging Up The Mosquito Net
First Series of Modern Beauties

1929, Limited edition 180/250

Ito Shinsui
Early Spring
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Ito Shinsui
Snow
(Lithograph)

Limited edition 258/280

Ito Shinsui
Three Thousand Years
Limited edition 163/250

Ito Shinsui - Autumn Full Moon Ito Shinsui - Snow Ito Shinsui - Bijin Contemplating Ito Shinsui - Bijin Playing Karuta
Ito Shinsui
Autumn Full Moon
Second Series of Modern Beauties

1931, Limited edition 162/250

Ito Shinsui
Snow
Snow Moon Flower Series

1935 (large kuchi-e)

Ito Shinsui
Bijin Contemplating
1930s (kuchi-e)
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Ito Shinsui
Bijin Playing Karuta
1930s (kuchi-e)

Ito Shinsui - Shuttlecock Ito Shinsui - Snow Ito Shinsui - Snow Ito Shinsui - Pet Dog
Ito Shinsui
Shuttlecock
(Lithograph)

Limited edition 258/280

Ito Shinsui
Snow
1935, January
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Ito Shinsui
Snow
Snow Moon Flower Series

1935 (large kuchi-e)
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Ito Shinsui
Pet Dog
1934 (large kuchi-e)

Ito Shinsui - Reading a Letter
Ito Shinsui
Reading a Letter
1921


100 Figures of Beauties Wearing Takasago Kimonos

Rare pre-war (circa 1931) series of gorgeous 'bijin' (beauties) wearing Takasago-dyed kimonos, by Ito Shinsui. Takasago dyeing is a special fabric dyeing process developed in Japan that dates to the 1600s. Prints from this series are machine printed or possibly lithographic items, and they are the finest examples of pre-war machine printing I've seen to date. According to a seal in the lower margin of each print they were printed using a patented "KI Banton" platemaking process, so probably an advanced technique for that era. Each scene is printed on washi paper (contains the usual chain lines) and without close inspection it is difficult to determine that these are not woodblock prints. Interestingly, it would appear that none of these scenes are copied from Shinsui's other works (woodblocks or paintings), so I assume that Shinsui composed these especially for this series. Each print is untitled, so where possible I've taken titles from similar woodblock print examples of Shinsui works.

Shinsui Ito - No. 1- Hanging Up A Lantern Ito Shinsui - #3 Ito Shinsui - #4 Ito Shinsui - #6
Ito Shinsui
#1- Hanging Up A Lantern
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)
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Ito Shinsui
#3- Fireflies
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)

Ito Shinsui
#4- Fireworks
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)

Ito Shinsui
#6- Hanging Mosquito Net
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)

Ito Shinsui - #7 Ito Shinsui - #9 Ito Shinsui - #10 Shinsui Ito - No. 11- Behind The Screen
Ito Shinsui
#7- Flowers
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)
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Ito Shinsui
#9- Tanabata
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)
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Ito Shinsui
#10- Summer
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)

Ito Shinsui
#11- Behind the Screen
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)

Shinsui Ito - No. 13- Summer Fan Ito Shinsui - #14 Ito Shinsui - #16 Shinsui Ito - No. 17- Summer Flowers
Ito Shinsui
#13- Summer Fan
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)
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Ito Shinsui
#14- Summer Night
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)
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Ito Shinsui
#16- Fireworks
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)

Ito Shinsui
#17- Summer Flowers
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)
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Ito Shinsui - #18 Shinsui Ito - No. 19- Contemplation Ito Shinsui - #20 Ito Shinsui - Grace
Ito Shinsui
#18- Lady in Yukata
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)
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Ito Shinsui
#19- Contemplation
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)
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Ito Shinsui
#20
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)

Ito Shinsui
Grace
100 Figures of Beauties (?)

(Machine printing)
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Shinsui Ito - No. 18- Bijin in Yukata with Fan Shinsui Ito - No. 7- Flowers Shinsui Ito - No. 1- Hanging Up A Lantern Shinsui Ito - No. 1- Hanging Up A Lantern
Ito Shinsui
#18- Lady in Yukata
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)

Ito Shinsui
#7- Flowers
100 Figures of Beauties

(Machine printing)

Shinsui Ito
No. 1- Hanging Up A Lantern
c. 1931
Shinsui Ito
No. 1- Hanging Up A Lantern
c. 1931
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Shinsui Ito - No. 19- Contemplation Shinsui Ito - No. 19- Contemplation Shinsui Ito - No. 9-Tanabata Festival Shinsui Ito - No. 10- Summer
Shinsui Ito
No. 19- Contemplation
c. 1931

Shinsui Ito
No. 19- Contemplation
c. 1931

Shinsui Ito
No. 9-Tanabata Festival
c. 1931

Shinsui Ito
No. 10- Summer
c. 1931

Shinsui Ito - No. 13- Summer Fan Shinsui Ito - No. 13- Summer Fan Shinsui Ito - No. 17- Summer Flowers Shinsui Ito - No. 17- Summer Flowers
Shinsui Ito
No. 13- Summer Fan
c. 1931
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Shinsui Ito
No. 13- Summer Fan
c. 1931
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Shinsui Ito
No. 17- Summer Flowers
c. 1931

Shinsui Ito
No. 17- Summer Flowers
c. 1931

Shinsui Ito - No. 0 - Grace Ito Shinsui - No. 0 - Grace Shinsui Ito - No. 18- Bijin in Yukata with Fan Shinsui Ito - No. 18- Bijin in Yukata with Fan
Shinsui Ito
No. 0 - Grace
c. 1931
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Ito Shinsui
No. 0 - Grace
c. 1931

Shinsui Ito
No. 18- Bijin in Yukata with Fan
c. 1931

Shinsui Ito
No. 18- Bijin in Yukata with Fan
c. 1931

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