Artwork Details for Shinsui, Ito (1898-1972) "No. 6- Hanging a Mosquito Net"

Shinsui, Ito (1898-1972) - No. 6- Hanging a Mosquito Net

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No. 6- Hanging a Mosquito Net
by Shinsui, Ito (1898-1972) - 伊東深水

Artist:Shinsui, Ito (1898-1972) - 伊東深水
Title:No. 6- Hanging a Mosquito Net (1)
Series:100 Figures of Beauties Wearing Takasago Kimonos - 高砂染浴衣美人百姿
Date:c. 1931 (this artwork: First/Early edition)
Publisher:Kisendo (Suitengu-mae in Tokyo) - 水天宮前喜扇堂
Medium:Machine Printing - 印刷
Format:Oban - 大判, about 25 x 37cm (sheet size)
Condition:Rarely seen near pristine condition.
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Artwork Code:9753-Ito_Shinsui
Notes:Rare pre-war machine printing (possibly a lithograph) of a gorgeous 'bijin' (beauty) wearing a Takasago-dyed kimono, by Ito Shinsui. Takasago dyeing is a special fabric dyeing process developed in Japan that dates to the 1600s. Rarely seen in the market. Artist signature and seal within the image area. 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. 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 directly 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.
(1) This artwork is either untitled or the title is unknown.
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