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View of Tamagawa by Shotei (Takahashi Hiroaki) (1871 - 1945)

Original Shotei (Takahashi Hiroaki) (1871 - 1945) Japanese Woodblock Print
View of Tamagawa

Shotei - Born in Tokyo, Takahashi Shotei studied drawing and designed book and magazine illustrations early in his career. His big break came when he was hired in 1907 by Watanabe Publishing to create woodblock print designs as part of the "shin-hanga" or new prints movement. As the first artist to work for Watanabe, he designed hundreds of prints for him, more than any other shin-hanga artist. Specializing in landscapes, he designed works in a variety of styles, but is most recognized for his beautiful twilight or nighttime scenes and atmospheric weather conditions such as rain and snow. His lovely prints have a wonderful graphic appeal and make beautiful framed displays, and are a great area of collecting for the shin-hanga enthusiast.

Comments - Lovely shin-hanga view of the Tamagawa or Tama River in springtime, cherry trees covered with pink blossoms framing the scene. A couple of women do laundry near the shore, with two boats moored nearby. The first time we've seen this attractive postcard size design. Stamped "Made in Japan" on reverse.

Signed - With red "Hiroaki" seal in subject
Publisher - Shobido Tanaka

Artist - Shotei (Takahashi Hiroaki) (1871 - 1945)

Image Size - 3 3/4" x 5 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details.

View of Tamagawa by Shotei (Takahashi Hiroaki) (1871 - 1945)
View of Tamagawa by Shotei (Takahashi Hiroaki) (1871 - 1945)

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