Shotei -- "Sawatari in Joshu District" (#3)

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Title "Sawatari in Joshu District"
Date 1924-27
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a southern print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; "baren sujizuri" tracings to mountainside and sky; deep "gauffrage" to mountain top, trees and rooftop; "gofun" over-splashed as falling snow; crisply and highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good. Strong, unfaded colors.
Clean front and verso. (Light toning; minor horizonal creasing near top; very faint diagonal line across left sky area; faint mat-line right edge; light wear.)
Reference/Illus website #M-11; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #211; Shotei Exhibition Catalogue #80.
Comments A beautiful wintertime scene with crows flying overhead.
Item # EG-466
Price $475 Special (Reg $625)