||Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
||"Night Shower at Izumi Bridge" (post-Earthquake)
("Izumibashi no __ Ame")
||ca1930, post-Earthquake version.
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via a dealer contact).
||6 3/8 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; crisply detailed lines.
Tiny "Made in Japan"
stamping verso margin.
||Excellent. Strong colors. Lightly "age-toned."
||Illustrated in "The New Wave" as pl#86, p111; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue
#215; Shotei.com website #M-16.
||This is the post-earthquake variant of the classic Shotei image. We believe that this print is quite rare--and
interestingly, so much so that Marc Kahn's Shotei.com image is, in fact, taken from the "New Wave" book's image.
(Compare prints #M-15 and #M-16 illustrated at Shotei.com website.)
NOTE: Muller inventory appears "Sold Out"--TWO copies remain.