Sep 27, 2007

Rain in May

Rain in May



Itō Shinsui 伊東 深水

(Japanese, 1898–1972)

Woodblock print, ink and color on paper

Sheet: 43.4 x 28 cm (17 1/16 x 11 in.); Image: 41.2 x 26.1 cm (16 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ward Collection Fund 2001.57


Did you know?

The primary market for shinhanga at the time of its production was Europe and the US; major shinhanga exhibitions were held at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio in the 1930s.


Chiefly known for romanticized depictions of beautiful women in paintings and prints, Itō Shinsui was one of the leading artists of the shinhanga (new prints) movement While they strove to retain the traditional team-based production system and standard subject matter of actors, beauties, and famous places, shinhanga artists also sought to incorporate effects from European painting into their work.

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