Shôtei: The Old InnShôtei: 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)

Seal: Hiroaki

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.

€ 880,-