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Passing Rain

A work made of color woodblock print; oban.

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; oban.

Date:

May 1917

Artist:

Ito Shinsui
Japanese, 1898-1972

About this artwork

White streaks of rain energize this composition as they cut across the deep colors of the subject’s kimono and hair. One of Itô Shinsui’s earliest prints depicting women, this work was made in two versions: one featuring a blue umbrella and one (seen here) in which it is brown. At this point in his career, Shinsui not only supplied designs but was also deeply involved in the printing process and color choices—an unusual level of input for a commercial print artist.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Ito Shinsui

Title

Passing Rain

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

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1917

Medium

Color woodblock print; oban

Dimensions

44.3 × 30.5 cm (17 1/2 × 12 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1929.633

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