Itō Shinsui, ‘The First Collection of Modern Beauties: Early Summer Rain’, ca. 1931, Scholten Japanese Art
Itō Shinsui, ‘The First Collection of Modern Beauties: Early Summer Rain’, ca. 1931, Scholten Japanese Art

signed and dated at left, Showa rokunen gogatsu Shinsui (Showa 6 [1931], 5th month, Shinsui) with artist's seal Shinsui, publisher's seal Watanabe at lower right corner, and with hand-numbered limited edition seal verso, Nihyakugoju mai zeppan, dai hachijuhachi ban (250 limited edition, number 88), followed by publisher’'s rectangular seal, Watanabe, ca. 1931

dai oban tate-e 7 by 11 in., 43.1 by 27.9 cm

Series: The First Collection of Modern Beauties

Image rights: Scholten Japanese Art

Publisher: Watanabe

Kato Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, pl. 92
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 89, pl. 59
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, 2000, p. 67, pl. 63

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