||Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
||"Tama" (cat's Japanese name) (aka "White Cat/Red Collar")
||June 1924, (circa 1946-57)
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death
(via a dealer contact).
||Watanabe "Red 6mm" seal
(used only 1946-57)
||9 3/8 x 13 1/8
Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; deeply "gauffraged" to depict individual cat's hairs; crisply and
highly detailed carving.
Clean front and verso. Absolutely flawless.
||Shotei.com website #O-1; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue, #E-1; "Shin-Hanga," cat#31.
||A striking image--one of Shotei's finest images.
Early post-War printing. Not often seen--quite RARE.