Lithograph - Ito Shinsui (1898–1972) - "Number 1 - Hanging up a Lantern" - from the series "100 Figures of Beauties Wearing Takasago Kimonos" - 1931
The image is printed on washi paper (with the characteristic vertical lines), and without a thorough inspection it is hard to see that this is not a woodblock print.
Comment: The "Bijin" is wearing a Takasago dyed kimono. Takasago fabric dying is a process which was developed in Japan in the 1600s.
Ito's signature and seal in the image.
Measurements (without the margins): 21.2 x 30.7 cm
Measurements, in total: 24.6 x 36.3 cm
The condition is good. Three very small tears (0.5–1 cm) against the margin, so outside the print (photo 13 and 15). Please view the photos for details.
Will be shipped in sturdy packaging.
- Washi paper
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)
- Title of artwork
- 'Number 1 - Hanging up a Lantern' van de serie "100 Figures of Beauties Wearing Takasago Kimonos"
- Good condition, see description
- 0×21.2×30.7 cm