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Shotei Woodblock Print- Plum Tree in Boat Pre-1923 Earthquake SOLD

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1920: Item # 1442308

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Shotei Takahashi (Hiroaki) (1871-1945)
Shotei catalog title: Plum Tree Takes a Boat Ride
Japanese title: Sakigake Bune
Date: Pre-1923.
Size: Approximately 25.9 x 12.8 cm. 10.25 x 5 inches.
Shotei seal at upper right.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Reference: S-135 in Shotei catalog.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Two pieces of white tape at top back margin.
- The blocks for this print were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
Note: The Japanese title Sakigake Bune would suggest an English title "Harbinger (of Spring) Boat".
The plum tree and the scent of its blossoms are considered a harbinger of spring.