Shotei -- "Tama"

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Artist Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
Title "Tama" (cat's Japanese name)
(aka "White Cat/Red Collar")
Date 1926, (later edition, ca2008)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm seal" (lower/left corner)
and red "Heisei" seal lower/right.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 13 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; deeply "gauffraged" to depict individual cat's hairs; crisply and highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
Clean backside. Absolutely flawless.
Reference/Illus website #O-1; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue, #E-1; "Shin-Hanga," cat#31.
Comments A striking image--one of Shotei's finest images. Later printing off of original block-set.
Item # Available NOW As JS-30ws; (DG-998 Sold/PC;
JS-2691 Sold/TB)
Price $325