||"Night Shower at Izumi Bridge" (post-Earthquake)
("Izumibashi no __ Ame")
||ca1930, post-Earthquake version.
||Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death
(via a dealer contact).
||6 3/8 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; crisply detailed lines. Tiny "Made in Japan"
stamping verso margin.
||Excellent. Strong colors. Lightly "age-toned."
||Illustrated in "The New Wave" as pl#86, p111; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #215; Shotei.com website #M-16.
||This is the post-earthquake variant of the classic Shotei image. We believe that this print is quite rare--and
interestingly, so much so that Marc Kahn's Shotei.com image is, in fact, taken from the "New Wave" book's image.
(Compare prints #M-15 and #M-16 illustrated at Shotei.com website.)