Shôtei: Enjoying the evening coolShôtei: Enjoying the evening cool
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Takahashi Shôtei (Hiroaki) (1871-1945)

On a warm summer night, a young woman tries to catch fireflies with her fan, as she and her male companion are steered by a boatman towards an illuminated inn in the background.

Title: Nôryô (Enjoying the summer evening cool)

Seal: Shotei

Publisher: Watanabe, Tokyo

Date: c. 1924-27

Size: Vertical Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiri-ban), 38,2 x 16,6 cm (overall)

Excellent impression and colours. Paper a little age-toned; in bottom margin few tiny tears and creases, verso in bottom right corner small red seal origami crane seal; verso along top margin narrow paper remnant from previous attachment. Overall very good condition. No. M-21 Shimizu, Syotei (Hiroaki) Takahashi. Folk Museum of Ota City, 2005, p. 45, ill. no. 193. Shimizu, The Collected Works of Shôtei Takahashi. A modern Ukiyo-e Painter. Tokyo 2009, p. 72, no. 66. Cf. also LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), M.2000.105.55