Shôtei: Mount Fuji in the evening light
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Takahashi Shôtei (Hiroaki) (1871-1945)
Mount Fuji in the evening light, seen from Mizukubo. The village with its thatched farmhouses along a mountain torrent lies already in the shade.
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô, Tokyo (Seal C = Hotei D)
Date: c. 1935-41
Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Horizontal Ôban, 23.9 x 37.1 cm (image)
Early impression with the earliest possible Watanabe seal for this print. Excellent impression. Full margins. Light toning, mat stain in bottom and sides. Printer’s smudges in left margin. Overall very good condition of this atmospheric motif. Very rare in the early edition.
Illustration in: Shimizu, Syotei (Hiroaki) Takahashi. Folk Museum of Ota City, 2005, p. 59, ill. no. 290; MFA Boston, 50.2897 (a later edition). Shotei.com O-17