Shotei -- "Tama" (#2)

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Title "Tama" (cat's Japanese name) (aka "White Cat/Red Collar")
Date June 1924, (circa 1946-57)
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death
(via a dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "Red 6mm" seal
(lower/left corner).
Image Size 9 3/8 x 13 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; deeply "gauffraged" to depict individual cat's hairs; crisply and highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong, unfaded colors. Clean backside. Absolutely flawless.
Reference/Illus website #O-1; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue, #E-1; "Shin-Hanga," cat#31.
Comments A striking image--one of Shotei's finest images. Not often seen--quite RARE.
Item # BG-763
Price $2050 (Sold)