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Takahashi Shotei (1871-1945) - You can find lots of information about Shotei on my All About Takahashi Shotei page. He used various art names, such as Hiroaki, Rakutei, and Kakei.
This is a print where Shotei went outside of his usual design genre to create a still life. The design, carving, and print execution are wonderfully done. I especially like the red lines on the white vase and I encourage you to click on the "large" image link below to examine how fine those are. Another nice feature of this print is the strong three-dimensionality in the way that the flower petals were printed. There is a "Made in Japan" stamp, along with a pencil written "#195" on the back side. The condition issues have put this print for sale at what I believe is a bargain price.
Watanabe Shozaburo
shin hanga still life print
Image Size:
24.9 x 17.4 cm   (9.8 x 6.9 inches)
for sale
Published Date:
<= 1936. Not necessarily the date that this copy was printed.
Listed Date:
(2.5 / 5.0) - Toned overall and somewhat faded. This print design was originally printed with a bright yellow bloom to the right. I've only seen that yellow color intact on prints which have never been displayed. The same fading of the yellow pigment has caused the originally green leafs to become more blue-ish. The upper right corner was torn. I patched it back together. Even with the condition issues, it's still a nice collectible print
References: catalog: # C-8 :: Watanabe 1936 catalog: # 195 :: Ota-ku folk museum: # 245.
I found this print framed in an antique shop in Portland, Oregon. It has been removed from the hostile frame environment.
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