SHODA, Koho -- "Black Cat at Night"

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Artist SHODA, Koho (1870-1946)
Title "Black Cat at Night"
Date ca1920-30's; (before WWII)
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Estate (following his death, via dealer contact).
Series Nishinomiya's "Japanese Scenes on 'Tanzaku'"
Publisher Hasegawa/Nishinomiya
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1885 until late-1950's; then sporadically until today.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 3 x 13 3/8 "tanzaku"
(tall/narrow "pillar print")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving. Tiny "Made in Japan" (seen 1921-41) stamping lower verso.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Original narrow margins--as published.
Reference/Illus ca1920 "Hasegawa Catalogue" #1602.
Comments 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. (Learn more.) Rarely seen.
Item # SOLD OUT at Publisher

(GG-081D Sold/JK;
GG-081C Sold/PW;
GG-081B Sold/AB;
GG-081A Sold/SS;
EG-806C Sold/RB;
EG-806B Sold/MP;
EG-806 Sold/JR)
Price $350 (Final Copy)