Shôtei: Evening rain
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After Takahashi Shôtei (1920/30s)
A violent nocturnal thunderstorm in the countryside, with lightning and rain. Women are holding their umbrellas, a man is trying to catch his flying hat.
Title: Kôume no yûdachi (Sudden evening rain at Kôume)
Date: C. 1920/30s
Size: Vertical Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiri-ban), 39 x 17,2 cm (overall size)
Excellent impression and colours. Some faint creasing, visible from back side. Overall very good condition.
With some changes, this image corresponds to Takahashi Shôtei’s „Thunderstorm at Tateishi“ (Shotei.com M-24). It was a quite common practice of the time to copy or paraphrase successful images, adding some other artist’s name, like the apocryphal “Hotei” seal here. Interestingly too, also a new title is given.