Shotei -- "Night Shower at Izumi Bridge" (PRE-earthquake) (#2)

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Title "Night Shower at Izumi Bridge" (PRE-earthquake)
("Izumibashi no __ Ame")
Date Before 1923, PRE-earthquake (blocks destroyed).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 5 1/4 x 12 1/4
(was 6 3/8 x 14 1/2 before "creping") ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; crisply carved lines.
Condition Very Good to Excellent. Strong colors. (Slight mat-line at right/left edges??)
Reference/Illus website #M-15; this is the PRE-earthquake variant of very similiar post-earthquake version illustrated in "The New Wave" as pl#86, p111.
Comments Very rare PRE-earthquake of classic Shotei image. This example is a chirimen-e ("creped" print)--a mechanical process whereby the print has been "crinkled and compressed"--making is slightly smaller and "cloth-like." (Compare prints #M-15 and #M-16 illustrated at website.)
Item # BG-439
Price $POR (Sold)