Shotei, Takahashi (1871 - 1945), "Ogi bridge, Fukagawa"
|Title||Ogi bridge, Fukagawa|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print On Crepe Paper|
|Edition||First and only.|
|Reference No||Shotei.com; C-30|
|Size||7 -3/4 x 5 -1/4 " (Crepe Paper)|
|Condition||Mint, with superb colors.|
Notes: Near pristine example. Exceedingly scarce pre-earthquake design.
Provenance: Comes from a private collection; stored in folder and never displayed.
Chirimen-gami-e ("crepe paper") were crinkled paper prints, sometimes referred to as 'crepon'. Ukiyo-e crepe prints were produced at least as early as 1800 in Edo, and throughout the nineteenth century they were used on occasion for alternate states of some ukiyo-e designs. The compression technique resulted in a highly textured surface and slightly smaller paper size.