Artist: Ito Shinsui
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Description: 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