Two Rats with a Daikon Radish and Carrot
dated and signed Taisho jugonen (Taisho 15 ) 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.
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)
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