Sunset at Arashi

Shinsui, Ito, 1898-1972

Sunset at Arashi
  • Artist : Shinsui, Ito, 1898-1972
  • Date : 1916
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 910229
  • Condition : Traces of residue at reverse top corners
  • Dimensions : 9 3/8 x 14 inches
  • Comments : Published by The S. Watanabe Color Print Co., early round publisher's seal; pre-earthquake design

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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