Shower at Terashima by Shotei
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Artist: Hiroaki (Shotei) Takahashi (1871-1945)
Woodblock Prints Title: Shower at Terashima
1st Publication: 1910's
Size: 15" x 6 1/2" (38 x 16.5 cm)
Date of this edition: 1930, 3rd state
Publisher: Wanatabe Shozaburo
Condition: Small repair at the lower left corner, small color loss on lower right edge, mils fading. Good overall condition
Notes: Rare variant / 3rd 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.
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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