Shotei -- "Mice, Radish, and Carrot"

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Artist Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
Title "Mice, Radish, and Carrot"
Date 1926 (Known collected 1947-48.)
Provenance Private placement, consignment. From the estate of Navy Hospital Corps servicewoman Jessie Mikkelsen stationed in Tokyo 1948-49.
Series "na" ("**")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "6-mm seal" lower/right
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4 (plus margins)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; deep saturation of black background; light "gauffrage" (embossing); highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Fresh, bold colors. Very clean front and verso. (Light toning; possibly some very slight wear.) All prints from this 1948-49 collection have never been displayed -- stored flat past 71 years.
Reference/Illus website #O-08; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #B-08; Shotei Exhibition Catalogue #273.
Comments A delightful and charming scene dating to 1926 and collected 1948-49. An unusual Shotei design with exceptional printing throughout.
From a 1948-49 Tokyo Japan military collection.
RARELY seen.
Item # DK-28
Price $2200