Shotei -- "Tama" (#4)

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Artist Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
Title "Tama" (cat's Japanese name) (aka "White Cat/Red Collar")
Date June 1924, (circa 1946-57)
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death
(via a dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "Red 6mm" seal
(used only 1946-57)

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.
Excellent colors.
Clean front and verso. 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.
Early post-War printing. Not often seen--quite RARE.
Item # BG-932-B
Price Special $1800

(Reg $2200)