||Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
||"Night Rain at Asagaya, Wagon Puller" (given name)
||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; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain;
crisply and highly detailed carving.
||Excellent. Strong, unfaded colors. Clean backside.
(Light toning.) Verso margins are
NOT spotted--seen is "wash" from frontside to give prints an "aged appearance."
||Shotei.com website #M-30; Ota Museum #203; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #230.
||Light from a tea house illuminates a passing wagon puller. Fine condition for this rare, pre-War image.