|Notes (1st edition)||Artist Takahashi Shotei Title Rain on Izumibashi Bridge Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print Edition First Date C. 1925 Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo Reference No The New Wave, Pl. 86 Item M16 at Shotei.com Size 6 -3/4 x 15 "|
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|Artist Takahashi Shotei
Title Rain on Izumibashi Bridge
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Date C. 1925
Reference No The New Wave, Pl. 86
Size 6 -3/4 x 15 "
Condition Very fine, kept in folder and never displayed.
Notes: A geisha and her male attendant hold their umbrellas tightly to their bodies against a driving rain storm as they cross Izumi Bridge.
An Iconic design, considered one of Shotei's finest prints. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.
PROVENANCE: An American family collection, by descent from their Grandfather who was in Japan from 1930-1940. The print has been carefully preserved; never matted or framed and removed from the original folder.
Title Storm on Bridge
Provenance: Robert O. Muller Estate
Artist Hiroaki Takahashi 1871-1945
Seal artist's seal (shotei)
Dated ca. 1936 or earlier
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Colors very good
Condition excellent - very good … light toning.
Description Two people walk against the strong wind and rain on a bridge.
Note "Made in Japan" stamped verso. Provenance: Robert O. Muller Estate.
Width 15.2 inches = 38.5 cm
Height 6.8 inches = 17.3 cm
|Wednesday, 18 October 2006
Japanese woodblock print Izumi Bridge by Shotei (Hiroaki). Single-owner sale, from the same G.I.’s estate as last week, an impressive collection of Watanabe tourist prints. Stored in his trunk in their original tissue wrapping, they are all pre-war, guaranteed, and in fresh, uncreased condition. Thanks to Marc Kahn for his website www.shotei.com. Last of the Shotei/Hiroaki prints. Night Shower at Izumi Bridge. M-16, W-36 #215. Very good impression, fine color and condition. The Cadillac (he means Lexus) of the series. 7” x 15 3/8”. Published by Watanabe in the 1930s.