Artist: Takahashi (Hiroaki) ShoteiTitle: Shrine by the RiverDate: 1930s. Mid-twentieth century edition.“Shotei” seal. Size: 5.75 x 3.75 inches.Print is tipped along its top edge to original card.Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.Medium: Japanese woodblock print.Condition: Excellent.
Hiroaki Takahashi (Shotei) (1871-1945) was a Japanese artist, the first to be signed under the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo. He produced many landscapes in the Edo-era style. In 1889, he and a friend founded the Japan Youth Painting Society (Nihon Seinen Kaiga Kyokai). Early in his career, he produced and exhibited original paintings and also worked as an illustrator of scientific textbooks, magazines, and newspapers.
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