Fingernail (Translation)
爪 昭和時代 伊東深水筆 絹本著色 (Primary Title)
Tsume (Transliterated Title)

Ito Shinsui 伊東深水, Japanese, 1898 - 1972 (Artist)

Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Overall: 83 1/8 × 22 1/16 in. (211.14 × 56.04 cm)
Image: 50 3/4 × 14 1/4 in. (128.91 × 36.2 cm)
A leading painter and printmaker in Tokyo, Ito Shinsui specialized in portraits of women that blended the Japanese genre painting with Western elements. In this work, a woman in a robe sits on a patio as she trims her nails. Her hair, face, and hands are rendered in great detail, revealing both outer appearance and inner essence.
Ukiyo-e 浮世絵
Nihonga 日本画
Showa period (1926-1989)
深水 Shinsui
深水 Shinsui
Storage box: Title, inscription and signature by the artist.
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
© artist or artist’s estate

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