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Moon at old country house (Futayado)

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Moon at old country house (Futayado) ふたや戸
by Shotei Takahashi (1871-1945) Hiroaki

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Artist: Shotei Takahashi (1871-1945) Hiroaki 松亭高橋、弘明
Title: Moon at old country house (Futayado) ふたや戸
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1930 (circa)
Date of this artwork?<=1936 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Watanabe 渡辺
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Mitsugiri
Format (this edition): Mitsugiri
DB artwork code: 27178
Notes (1st edition)?Futayado - Moon at old country house
M-34 in the Shotei catalogue.
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Friday, 18 November 2005



Title Futayado
Provenance: Robert O. Muller Estate
Artist Hiroaki Takahashi 1871-1945

Seal artist's seal (hiroaki)
Dated ca. 1936
Publisher Watanabe
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent - very good
Colors very good … dark colored wash to simulate aged look
Condition very good … a brown spot on the upper left on the sky, paper mount residues on the top corners verso.
Description "Futayado" Two people with lantern walk by an old house under the full moon.
Note "Made in Japan" stamped verso, provenance: Robert O. Muller Estate.
Width 6.7 inches = 17.0 cm
Height 15.2 inches = 38.5 cm

Artist Bio: Takahashi Shotei was born in Tokyo with the given name of Takahashi Katsutaro. At a young age he was trained in Nihon-ga , the traditional Japanese painting style by his uncle Matsumoto Fuko, and beginning around 1907 Shotei started designing for the Watanabe Color Print Company. Shotei was among the first designers to be recruited into Watanabe's stable of artists, which would later expand to include Goyo, Shinsui, Hasui, Kasamatsu, Koson and Koitsu among others. Many Watanabe prints were designed for export, primarily to North America, where the demand for all things Japanese was high in the early 20th century.

By 1923 Shotei had produced nearly 500 designs for Watanabe, when Tokyo was hit by the Great Kanto earthquake -- the worst recorded natural catastrophe in the history of Japan. The fires ignited by the earthquake raged for three days, and Watanabe's print shop and all the woodblocks created by Shotei and the other early shin hanga artists, were destroyed.

After the earthquake Shotei created another 250 prints mostly depicting scenic Japanese landscapes in the shin hanga style he had helped to define. He continued to work for Watanabe, but also worked with the publishers Fusui Gabo and Shobido Tanaka, where he had more control over the finished print than was possible with Watanabe.

Shotei used a variety of names, signatures and seals during his lifetime. From 1907 until 1922 he used the name Shotei, and after 1922 Hiroaki and Komei.

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