Rare 'pre-earthquake' crepe print (chirimengami-e) - Takahashi Shōtei 高橋松亭 (1871-1945) - "Nihonmatsu" 二本松 - Japan - Pre-earthquake, before 1923
A rare 'pre-earthquake' crepe print by Takahashi Shōtei.
Title: "Nihonmatsu" 二本松.
Seal: Kakei (= Takahashi Shōtei).
Illustrator: Takahashi Shōtei (Hiroaki) Takahashi Shotei (1871–1945).
Publisher: Watanabe Shōzaburo.
Crepe print size, incl. margin: 31.7 x 13.7-14 cm (hosoban).
Supporting paper size: 40.6 x 19.6 cm.
Date: 'pre-earthquake', before 1923.
Catalogue number Shotei.com: M-144.
Provenance: Print from the collection of a Swedish naval officer who was stationed in Japan in 1923.
Condition: the crepe print is in very good condition. With a fine halo around the moon.
Supporting paper has some very small folds at the edges.
The lot will be packaged with care and shipped insured with a Track & Trace code.
As part of the shin hanga or new prints movement in 1907 Takahashi Shōtei started designing for the S. Watanabe Colour Print Co.
Shōtei was the first designer to be recruited into Watanabe's stable of artists. By 1923, Shōtei had produced nearly 500 designs for Watanabe, when Tokyo was hit by the Great Kanto earthquake.
The fires ignited by the earthquake raged for three days and Watanabe's print shop and all the woodblocks created by Shōtei and the other early shin hanga artists were destroyed.
After the disaster, Shōtei produced more prints for Watanabe, some of which were reproductions of the older images lost in the fires.
Shōtei used a variety of names, such as Hiroaki, Rakutei, and Kakei.
More about pre and post-earthquake versions of this print: http://shotei.com/artists/shotei/copies/copies.htm#M-107
More about crepe prints: (chirimen-gami-e): Https://www.viewingjapaneseprints.net/texts/topics_faq/faq_chirimen.html
- Rara stampa crepe 'pre-terremoto' (chirimengami-e)
- Stampa Chirimengami (carta crespa)
- Carta, Inchiostro
- Pre-terremoto, prima del 1923
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Takahashi Shōtei 高橋松亭 (1871-1945)
- Shin hanga, paesaggio innevato al chiaro di luna
- Titolo dell'opera
- "Nihonmatsu" 二本松
- In ottime condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 31.7×13.7×0.1 cm