Returning Woman on an Autumn Evening

by Shotei (1871 - 1945)

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Returning Woman on an Autumn Evening by Shotei (1871 - 1945)

Original Shotei (1871 - 1945) Japanese Woodblock Print
Returning Woman on an Autumn Evening

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 - Charming scene of a farm woman returning home after a day's work. She carries a basket on her back topped with a sheaf of brushwood, holding onto the straps as she walks, a blue and white cloth wrapped about her head. A log bridge crosses a narrow stream framed by a maple tree in the foreground, and a softly glowing full moon begins to rise above the horizon. A torii gate is silhouetted at right with a small red shrine nestled beneath the tall pines at left. Lovely color and fine bokashi shading in this handsome shin-hanga print.

Publisher - Watanabe

Artist - Shotei (1871 - 1945)

Image Size - 14 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

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

Returning Woman on an Autumn Evening by Shotei (1871 - 1945)
Returning Woman on an Autumn Evening by Shotei (1871 - 1945)

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