Washing the Hair

Shinsui, Ito, 1898-1972

Washing the Hair
  • Edition : 81/100
  • Date : 1952
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 930474
  • Condition : Faintly light struck
  • Dimensions : 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches
  • Illustrated : Shinsui, pl. 126
  • Comments : Mica background; published by The Commission of the Protection of Cultural Properties; carved by Maeda Kentaro and printed by Ono Gintaro; the Commission (which was part of the Ministry of Education designated woodblock printing as a mukei bunkazai (intangibe cultural asset) in 1952, recognizing traditional printing techniques and selected both Shinsui and Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) to produce commemorative prints; this is Shinsui's design and Hasui produced an oversized horizontal design Snow at Zozoji Temple
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  • Price : $20,000


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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