||Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
||"Spring Snow" (given name)
(aka "Snow at Twilight")
||Obtained 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; "gauffrage" to accumulated snow, snow patches at
bottom, umbrella, and falling snowflakes; crisply and highly
detailed carving. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping lower verso margin.
||Nearly Excellent. Strong, unfaded colors. Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; a few scattered marks.)
||Shotei.com website #M-35; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #244; Shotei Exhibition Catalogue #208.
||A beautiful, highly detailed "bijin-ga" image.