||SHODA, Koho (1870-1946)
||"Black Cat at Night"
||ca1920-30's; (before WWII)
||Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Estate (following his death, via dealer contact).
||Nishinomiya's "Japanese Scenes on 'Tanzaku'"
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1885 until late-1950's; then sporadically until
||3 x 13 3/8 "tanzaku"
(tall/narrow "pillar print")
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving.
Tiny "Made in Japan" (seen 1921-41) stamping lower verso.
||Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Original narrow margins--as published.
||ca1920 "Hasegawa Catalogue" #1602.
||From a series of tall/narrow ("tanzauku") prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--
a challenging format designed to hang from the interior roof-poles
of early traditional Japanese homes.
||Available NOW as GG-081
||$295 (TWO copies remain)