Shotei -- "Camellia and Puppies in Snow"

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Artist Shotei (Hiroaki TAKAHASHI)
Title "Camellia and Puppies in Snow"
Date 1935
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "C-seal" (aka "Sausage Seal," used only 1929-42) "First Edition" printing.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to puppies and foliage; baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to forground; highly detailed lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Very clean front and verso. (Minor bumping bottom margin edge; couple slight surface scratches--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus website #O-18; Ota #291.
Comments A colorful and delightfully playful "oban" image. Rarely seen. "First Edition" printing.
Item # MB-42
Price $1100 (Sold/KMc)