Artist: Shotei Takahashi
Title: M-136- Snow on a distant mountain
Date: Not set
Details: More information...
2006年2月19日 Offered is an early, original Japanese woodblock print by the 20th century shin hanga master Takahashi HIROAKI (Shotei) (1871-1945). This is a tanzaku size print 14 ?” x 6 ?” depicting an itinerant entertainer with the tools of his trade ? including his trained monkey ? crossing over rural footbridge with a snow capped mountain in the distance. The print (c. 1917) pre-dates the great Kanto earthquake of 1923. The print is signed and has a kanji inscription and the publisher is Watanabe. The print is in very good condition and might be lightly toned. There is a small, unobtrusive stain on the lower right edge. I have not seen this image reproduced anywhere else on the internet in the last five years. It is printed on thin, soft washi paper, unlike the thicker, stiffer paper used in Watanabe’s post-quake prints. The edges of this print are quite worn with a couple of very tiny tears. Otherwise the print is in good condition. I should mention (and I will add this to my listing) that there is a stamp on the back at the bottom which says No. 900. I have attached a couple of jpgs for you.