Shotei -- "Spring Evening" (PRE-Earthquake) RARE (#12)

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Artist Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
Title "Spring Evening"
("Haru no Yoi")
Date ca1909-16 Pre-Earthquake printing from Shotei's original block-set.
(per Ota Museum, Tokyo)
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Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 1/2
(without margins, as printed)
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Very Good to Nearly Excellent.
Very good colors.
(Edge wear right margin; light toning; few scattered marks.)
Reference/Illus website #M-12; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #212; Ota Museum Shotei Exhibition Catalogue #30.
Comments A classic Shotei image.
Very rare PRE-Earthquake (pre-1923) version, printed 1909-16 per Ota Museum (pg 39, plate #30) RARE. Only copy we've ever encoutered.
Item # GG-331
Price $1,650