Shôtei: The Old Inn
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Takahashi Shôtei (Hiroaki) (1871-1945)
An atmospheric nocturnal scene: two men passing by an old lonely inn; the full February moon illuminates the scene with a flowering plum tree in the foreground.
Title: Furuyado (The Old Inn)
Publisher: Watanabe, Tokyo
Date: c. 1924-27
Size: Vertical Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiri-ban), 37,8 x 17 cm (overall)
Excellent impression and colours, with some gofun white for the plum blossoms. Paper a little age-toned, top margin trimmed. Minimally creased and soiled at lower margin. Overall excellent condition.
Shotei.com no. M-34. Shimizu, Syotei (Hiroaki) Takahashi. Folk Museum of Ota City, 2005, p. 48, fig. no. 207. Cf. also LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), M.2000.105.53.