Ito Shinsui, "Sunset Glow at Ukuzu, Izu"
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Looking north from Izu Peninsula south of Tokyo, Shinsui contrasts the trees, water and mountains of the peninsula while paying homage to the imposing and spiritual presence of Mount Fuji in the background. A scarce design from a series of eight by the great Ito Shinsui.
Series: Eight Sights of Izu
Published by Watanabe Shozaburo
Condition: Excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Clear Walnut
Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is one of Japan's most important artists to emerge from the shin-hanga era. Along with his good friend Hasui Kawase, Shinsui's woodblock prints, especially his bijin-ga (prints of beautiful women), are iconic in their form and beauty. Many of his landscapes document his time away from Tokyo during World War II.