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.
An iconic Shotei design, very popular with multiple re-printings. This is the post-quake version. This print inspired at least 2 pirated versions that I know about. Some say that this is based on a Hiroshige design, but I've never seen proof of that.
This print was originally for sale for $395.00, but got sold as a "Deal of the Day".
shin hanga landscape print
36.9 x 16.4 cm (14.5 x 6.5 inches)
<= 1936. Not necessarily the date that this copy was printed.
female figure, lantern, night, tree
(2.5 / 5.0) - Moderate toning. Very slight mat burn with associated fade line. The printer wasn't having a very good day. There are some registration problems next to her left shoulder and to the left of the lantern. Also, not quite enough ink on the background block to the left and above the woman's head.
Shotei.com catalog: # M-12 :: Watanabe 1936 catalog: # 212 :: Ota-ku folk museum: # 31.
Print consigned by an active and knowledgeable collector / picker.