Seitei -- "Nuthatcher atop a Persimmon"

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Artist WATANABE, Seitei
Title "Nuthatcher atop a Persimmon" (given name)
Date c1930
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via New York contact).
Series na
Publisher Shima Art Company (Tokyo/New York publisher, 1930's)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 5/8 x 14 7/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to foliage, persimmon fruits, and soft blue background; lightly visible woodgrain; crisp lines, much fine detailing. (Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso.)
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. Full, original margins. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-18.1. Ukiyoe-Gallery article, "Look-Alike Prints."
Comments A striking and colorful Seitei image. (This is the similar ca1930 Shima Arts/Seitei version of a slightly early design by Koson.)
Item # GG-240
Price $575