Shotei -- "Senzoku Pond"

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Title "Senzoku Pond"
Date 1909-1923; (PRE-1923 Earthquake)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to reflection in water; nicely visible woodgrain in sky and foreground; crisply and highly detailed carving.
Condition Good++ to Very Good. Strong colors.
(Faint mat-line side edges; glue residues verso corners; few surface scratches/wear; light toning.)
Reference/Illus website #M-108; Ota Folk Museum Catalogue #62; (not in 1936 Watanabe Catalogue).
Comments A rarely seen pre-Earthquake Shotei image. Blocks were destroyed in Tokyo's 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. (A very similar "chuban" design named "Itako" (Ota #63) is also known.) Bears old Nishikiye Sha Catalog sticker verso.
Item # FW-11
Price Christmas Special $750 (Sold/AK)
(Reg $975)