Shotei -- "Moonrise at Tokumochi" (#3)

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Title "Moonrise at Tokumochi"
(given name)
Date ca1920's/30's (pre-1936)
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via New York contact).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer White "6mm-seal" (lower right corner).
Image Size 6 5/8 x 9 3/4 ("chuban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; clever, tiny "star-shaped" stars; crisply and highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong, unfaded colors. Clean backside (tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso). (Light toning--absolutely flawless.)
Reference/Illus website #C-7; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #197.
Comments A gorgeous, nighttime image. Truely one of Shotei's finest images. Not often seen.
Item # DG-184
Price $585 (Sold/RG)