|Notes (1st edition)|
|Publisher (this edition):||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe|
|Date of this item:||1932||1932||1932||1932||1932||1932||1932||1932||1932|
|Notes (this edition)|
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
|Title Fireworks - Second Series of Modern Beauties (Limited Edition)
Artist Shinsui Ito 1898-1972
Seal artist's seal (shinsui)
Condition excellent - very good … bottom margin slightly rubbed, a tear (1/2 inch long) and a part missing on the upper margin, mounting tape still attached on the upper margin on verso .
Numbered 7 / 150
Description From the series, "Gendai Bijin Dai-nishu; Hanabi" (Second Series of Modern Beauties; Fireworks) Beauty is sitting on a bamboo bench and enjoying the fireworks on a summer night.
Note Edition numbers stamped on verso. Watanabe 6mm round seal in the image, Watanabe copyright seal for (1929-42) on the left margin.
Width 11.0 inches = 28.0 cm
Height 17.1 inches = 43.5 cm
Literature Newland, Amy R.; and S. Hamanaka, "The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties", Leiden: Hotei, 2000, ISBN 90 74822 20 7, - pg. 71, pl.71
|Shin Hanga: Bijin and Firework
Format: Large oban tate-e: 17" x 10.75"
Subject: A young bijin seated on a bamboo stool watching a firework exploding in the night sky above. From the second series of Modern Beauties. One of the artist's best designs.
Condition: Full size. Signs of a previous matting on verso at top corners. A diagonal crease and other small crease marks. Slightly soiled. Generally moderately good state of preservation.
Impression: Fine with gauffrage
Other Notes: Subject illus in color, double-page spread in 'All the Woodblock Prints of Ito Shinsui', Watanabe Tadasu, 1992
|Artist: Shinsui Ito 1898-1972
Publisher: Watanabe - (by rectangular small round seal 6mm; the rectangular seal was normally used from 1929 to 1942; the round seal was used between 1918 and 1924; often you see this two seals used together (see also "The New Wave" no. 252 and "The female images" no. 71)
Size: 27,7 x 43,3 cm
Format: large oban
Title: "Gendai bijinshu dai-nishu-hanabi"
Fireworks, from the second series of modern beauties
no. 143 from the limited edition of 250
Literature: Newland, Amy R. and S. Hamanaka, The female image - 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, Abe Publ. Ltd. And Hotei Publishing, Tokyo / Leiden, Japan / The Netherlands 2000, ISBN=90-74822-20-7, Reference: no. 71
Shinsui, Ito, 1898-1972
Second Series of Modern Beauties 243/250
16 x 10 inches
Shinsui, pl. 65
No condition problems to note
Hanabi (Fireworks), 1932
Fine impression and condition
Fireworks, 98/250, from the series Second Series of the Modern Beauties
Japanese woodblock print
Image size: 16 by 10 inches
Illustrated: Shinsui, pl. 65
Paper imperfection near fireworks
by Ito Shinsui, 1932
|A Japanese Woodblock by artist Shinsui Ito (1898-1972).
Subject: Geisha looking at fireworks.
Woodblock has the Watanabe Publisher's Seal.
Also numbered on the back.
Plate size 16” by 10” approx.
Paper size: 17" by 10.75" approx
In excellent condition.
Margins shows a little bit of browning.
Very good colors.
|Monday, 18 April 2005