unknown -- "Interval" (Original Painting)

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Artist unknown (after Ito Shinsui)
("red seal" unread)
Title "Interval"
(image design by Ito Shinsui)
Date 1930-40's (purchased in 1947)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer Original painting on silk
Image Size 11 1/4 x 15
(plus narrow margins)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed by hand and very nicely detailed. An original (one-of-a-kind) "bijin-ga" design executed in sumi and color pigments on fine silk.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
(Few scattered marks--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A beautiful "bijin-ga" design, hand-painted onto tannish silk. Clothed in an iris-patterned purple cotton kimono, a beauty checks her hair with a small hand-mirror. (Based after the 1925 woodblock print "Interval" by Ito Shinsui.")
Item # MB-46
Price Special $235 (Sold/SW)
(Reg $395/$295)