Pupil of the Eye

Shinsui, Ito, 1898-1972

Pupil of the Eye
  • Series : The Second Series of the Modern Beauties
  • Edition : 70/250
  • Date : 1936
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 923014
  • Condition : Minor toning
  • Dimensions : 16 5/8 x 10 3/4 inches
  • Illustrated : Shinsui, pl. 72
  • Comments : Mica in background, collar and as highlights; lacquer highlights; oxidized pigments; published by The S. Watanabe Color Print Co.; Watanabe D-type seal
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  • Price : $4,000


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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