Original Japanese woodblock print. “Pupil of the Eye” from the “Second Series of Modern Beauties”. A beauty has turned to the left so that our view of her is oblique; the black of her outer kimono matches the deep black of her coiffure. With many
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Ito Shinsui
Pupil of the Eye; Japanese Beauty in Kimono

1936

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Original Japanese woodblock print. “Pupil of the Eye” from the “Second Series of Modern Beauties”. A beauty has turned to the left so that our view of her is oblique; the black of her outer kimono matches the deep black of her coiffure. With many areas of rich mica, including the background, her inner collar, and elements of the flowered robe. With the seal “Tokubetusen”” (Special Selection) seal used by the publisher, Watanabe Shozaburo, verso. Watanabe Shoichiro notes that his grandfather used this seal for excellent examples of certain works that he would then present as personal gifts. Published by Watanabe Shozaburo. Excellent impression, color and condition. No toning or fading.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Excellent impression, color and condition. Very bright and clean.
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 17.33 in. x W 11.07 in.H 44 cm x W 28.1 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Burbank, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU33224730381
  • Seller Reference Number
    SNI034
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