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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
Signature Shinsui
Seal artist's seal (shinsui)
Dated 1932
Publisher Watanabe
Impression excellent
Colors excellent
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.
Format Dai-Oban
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

Artist: Shinsui
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.

Publisher: Watanabe

Date: 1932

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.

Colour: Fine

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
Signature: Shinsui
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)
Seal: Shinsui
Date: 1932
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
Impression: excellent/mint
Colors: excellent/mint
Condition: fine
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
Item #:
Shinsui, pl. 65
No condition problems to note
Hanabi (Fireworks), 1932
Fine impression and condition
280,000 Yen
Ito Shinsui
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


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