Absolutely beautiful Bijin -ga print.Published by Momose.This is most well known print of Shinsui's umblerra Bijin series. Absoutely beautiful. Colors are vivid, vibrant and in layers which makes them appear soft. The lines are crisp. Please notice deep embossing on under kimono. Title in Japanese, publisher name "Momose -ban", Carver’s name; Okura, Printer’s name; Nakajo on the right margin. Very classic Japanese Bijin print.
Paper size: 19 and 1/2 inches by 16 and 1/4 inches.
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Undated. (printed ca. 1980)
Signed: Artist’s signature ”Shinsui” with red seal in the center right of image.
Condition: Outstanding condition. A faint ink smudge into bottom margin which is common and will be easily mat out. Please see the picture.
$ 395.00 $ 790.00
Extremely rare woodblock print.Published by Unsodo. This is later print. Carver is "Michio Nagashima", Printer is "Saburo Shinmi" Very lovely Bijin print. It comes with Unsodo certificate. Very large size print.
Paper size: 16 and 1/4 inches x 21 and 3/4 inches (41.5 x 55 cm)
Image size: 14 and 1/2 inches x 20 and 1/4 inches (36.5 x 51.5 cm)
Sheet number: 77/150, but no number in this print.
Date: Printed in 1982
Signed: Artist name and red seal in upper right of image.
Condition Pristine condition, Full margins. slightly embossed. Very bold and beautiful. A tiny part of upper right corner on verso is toned a little bit. Please see the picture.
Published by Watanabe with black 6mm copyright seal in lower left of image. Normally we would expect a long copyright seal for this publication date; however, it is illustrated in the seminal reference book for the artist, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Pints, at plate 83. According to the publisher, the prints from the Twelve Sights of Oshima Island series as they were hand signed and sealed by Shinsui, rather than printed in the block, necessated only a single printing of the 12 designs form the series; 200 copies each. Shazaburo Watanabe would send about 20 or 30 copies of each design to be signed and sealed by Ito as needed. Please note black lacqure signature overprinted with red artist seal and one tiny red ink dropplet in cloud. Another seldom seen print from a world famous artist..
Paper size: Format for this print is Oban tate-e, paper size is approxamitely 16 and ¾ by 11 and 3/8 inches with an image size of 15 and ½ by almost 10 and ½ inches.
Sheet number: N/A
Signed:Brush signed and sealed by the artist.
Condition: Rich bold colors with a few faint mico dots in the clouds. One drying hole high in the right margin. One paper crease upper right which is very common in this print. Verso looks to be nearly pristine.
Absolutely beautiful Bijin -ga print "Tsumabuki" (Strumming) is by Shinsui Ito. This is iconic Japanese print. Published by Nagai Gallery. This print just speak out by itself. Geisha is always gorgeous and cheerful. However, she is just strumming her Samisen (instrument) in the dark. She is thinking something..maybe man she loves..... This print shows other focus of Geisha who is very fragile and sensitive.. Really sentimental print. Colors are vivid, vibrant and in layers which makes them appear soft. The lines are crisp. Title "Tsumabuki" (Strumming) in Japanese and edition number EA.(This print was limited to only 250 sheets limited edition) on the left margin. Publisher name "Nagai Gyro", Carver’s name; Hanbei Okura, Printer’s name; Kanjiro Sato on the right margin. Great carver and printer. Very emotional Japanese Bijin print.
Paper size: 20 inches by 17 and 1/2 inches.
Image size: 18 and 1/8 inches by 15 and 1/4 inches.
Sheet number: EA (same is AP -artist proof)
Date: Showa 7 nen 3 gatsu (March 1932) However, this is later printing
Signed: ”Shinsui” with red seal in the right of image.
Condition: Pristine condition.