Shotei (Hiroaki)

Takahashi Shotei (Hiroaki)

1871-1945

Two Rats with a Daikon Radish and Carrot

dated and signed Taisho jugonen (Taisho 15 [1926]) Hiroaki ga, with artist's seal Shotei, with publisher's diamond-shaped printed paper label on verso with bilingual address: S.WATANABE, 9, NISHI 8-CHOME, GINZA, TOKYO, 1926

oban yoko-e 10 3/8 by 15 1/4 in., 26.2 by 38.7 cm

The paper label found on the verso of this print could easily be confused with a similar diamond-shaped label with Watanabe Shozaburo's former address at No. 11 Gorobei-cho, Kyobashi-ku, Tokyo. Following the destruction of his premises in the 1923 earthquake, the publisher rebuilt his shop in the fashionable district of Ginza.

References:
Hisao Shimizu, Syotei (Hiroaki) Takahashi, 2005, p. 58, no. 275 Harvard Art Museum, object no. 1933.4.430
Van Vleck Collection, Chazen Museum of Art, University Wisconsin-Madison, accession no. 1980.2839
Marc Kahn, shotei.com, cat. no. O-8

(inv. no. 10-5213)

price: $3,600 (reserved)


Takahashi Shotei (Hiroaki)

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