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Woman of the Island, from the series "New Twelve Images of Modern Beauties"

A work made of color woodblock print.

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  • A work made of color woodblock print.

Date:

October 1922

Artist:

Ito Shinsui
Japanese, 1898-1972

About this artwork

Most of Itô Shinsui’s print designs feature geisha, but the figure depicted here wears traditional indigo-dyed clothing that identifies her as a common woman from Ôshima Island. It is a sentimentalized portrait in which she appears to be innocently untouched by the twentieth century. The depth and variety of blues used for her clothes, the sky, and the water in the bucket are notably modern and were achieved by using natural dyes applied in several layers.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Ito Shinsui

Title

Woman of the Island, from the series "New Twelve Images of Modern Beauties"

Origin

Japan

Date

1922

Medium

Color woodblock print

Dimensions

42.5 × 26.0 cm

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

1984.58

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