Face Powder

Shinsui, Ito, 1898-1972

Face Powder
  • Artist : Shinsui, Ito, 1898-1972
  • Series : Twelve Images of Modern Beauties
  • Date : 1923
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 923071
  • Condition : Faint creasing
  • Dimensions : 16 x 9 5/8 inches
  • Illustrated : Shinsui, pl. 41
  • Comments : Mica background; embossing; published by The S. Watanabe Color Print Co.; sample seal at lower left margin; rare pre-earthquake print
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  • Price : $6,000


About The Artist

Shinsui, Ito, 1898-1972

Born in Tokyo. Original name Ito Hajime. Started working in drawing department of a Tokyo printing company at age 12; then studied with Kaburagi Kiyokata. Well known as Japanese-style painter; exhibited at Bunten, Teiten, and Nitten. Discovered by Watanabe Shozaburo in 1916; Watanabe and Shinsui collaborated for 25 years; Watanabe exported hundreds of Shinsui prints. Shinsui's landscape series Eight Views of Lake Biwa (Omi Hakkei), 1917-1918, inspired Kawase Hasui, another prolific collabor.....

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