Shotei -- "Night Rain at Asagaya, Wagon Puller" (#6)

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Artist Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
Title "Night Rain at Asagaya, Wagon Puller" (given name)
Date ca1924-27 (pre-1936)
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death
(via a dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 3/8 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; crisply and highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong, unfaded colors. Clean backside.
(Light toning.) Margins are seen as "wash" to give prints an "aged appearance."
Reference/Illus website #M-30; Ota Museum #203; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #230.
Comments Light from a tea house illuminates a passing wagon puller. Fine condition for this rare, pre-War image.
Item # GG-157
Price $675