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Takahashi Shotei Woodblock Sumida Bank - The First Shin Hanga SOLD

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1910: Item # 1405135

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Takahashi Shotei (Hiroaki)
The Sumida Bank in the Night (aka. Sumida Dike in the Night; Boat by the snow-covered bank of the Sumida River)
Size: Approximately 14.75 x 5.75 inches.
Date: 1907. Pre-earthquake.
Shotei seal at right.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Reference: The first illustration in The Collected Print Works of Shotei Takahashi, a Modern Ukiyo-e Painter, p. 10.
Condition: Excellent. The slightest creasing at left.
Considered to be both Shotei's first print and Watanabe's first shin hanga woodblock print. This particular example has a lighter sky than others.