Shotei -- "Cherry Blossoms at Sumida Bank in Rain"

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Title "Cherry Blossoms at Sumida Bank in Rain"
Date Likely c1930's (in 1936 Watanabe Catalogue).
Provenance Japanese consignor.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku"). Original margins ("kento mark" visible right edge).
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to cherry blossoms; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Clean backside (stamped "Made in Japan."). (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus website #M-27; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #226
Comments A delightful springtime image. (Appears to be fairly rare, as's image resulted from a Robert Muller visit.)
Item # MF-06
Price $875 (No longer available)
(or "Best Offer" by 12/15/2003)