Ito Shinsui - Snow

Snow Moon Flower

Large format Kuchi-e (Machine Printing)
by Ito Shinsui, Kaburagi Kiyokata, Shuho Yamakawa

Artist: Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)
Kiyokata, Kaburagi (1886-1972)
Shuho Yamakawa (1898-1944)
Sheet Size: Each sheet approx. 25 x 107 cm
Print Titles: Snow (Shinsui)
Moon (Kiyokata)
Flower (Yamakawa)
Condition: Generally very good condition. Untrimmed full margins. Standard kuchi-e horizontal folds. No tears, and generally no creases. A few scattered foxing spots that are mostly unintrusive. Unbacked, verso clean. See large image below.
Series Title: Snow, Moon, Flower Item Code: Snow_Moon_Flower-Set-01
Date: 1935, January Price: $400 Sold
Publishing Supervisor: Detail Images:
Comments: Rare pre-war machine printing of gorgeous bijin (beauties) by three of Japan's foremost bijin-ga artists - Shinsui, Kiyokata, and Yamakawa. Rarely seen in the market. Very large size - each print being over a metre tall. Titles in the centre of the top margins. Artist signatures and seals within the image areas. Publishing details in bottom margins. This series was printed as a supplement (kuchi-e) to the magazine "Shufu no Tomo" (Housewife's Friend).

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