Evening after Snowfall by Shotei

Evening after Snowfall by Shotei
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Artist: Hiroaki (Shotei) Takahashi (1871-1945)

Woodblock Prints Title: Evening after Snowfall (Yukiagari no yori)

1st Publication: 1930

Size: 6-1/2 x 14-3/4 + Margins as shown

Date of this edition: 1930

Publisher: Unknwon

Condition: Mild matte burn, a thinner area, else very fine. Very good colors, impression and overall condition.

Notes: This is the rare variant / second state of the print. Shotei created 500 Works or so before the Kanto earthquake that destroyed all the blocks and inventory left. Later on, he re-carved about half of it.

He also used various printer post earthquake, and came out with 2 or 3 of the same or similar designs, sometimes wrongly labelled as fake or plagiarism; although they were simply originals made by Shotei, and published by another publisher than Wanatabe Shozaburo.

We also believe that financial difficulties or exclusive disagreement between Shotei and Wanatabe might be the reason behind these various states.

Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.


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