Spring Evening Attributed to Shotei
Artist: Attributed to Hiroaki (Shotei) Takahashi (1871-1945)
Woodblock Prints Title: Spring Evening
1st Publication: 1920's
Size: 6-1/2 x 14-3/4 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: 1920's
Condition: Some creases and a very thin restored crack at the bottom of the print, else very fine. Excellent colors and impression, good overall condition.
Notes: Although the original design and the signature are from Hiroshige, this overall design was created by Shotei.
After WWI, there were a high demand for original prints from Hokusai and Hiroshige for the European and American market. Therefore, some printing company hired a few print masters to provide prints signed Hiroshige, in order to be sold as such. The paper is the Edo era type of paper, consistent with print that would have been made in the 1850's.
Shotei was one of the few known artists that created a few designs signed Hiroshige, as per the request of a woodblock printing company.
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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