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Shotei, Takahashi (1871 - 1945), "Nagareyama (Pre-Earthquake) "

arrow-left arrow right "Nagareyama (Pre-Earthquake) " by Shotei, Takahashi
Catalog ID A2532
Artist Takahashi Shotei
Title Nagareyama (Pre-Earthquake)
Medium Original Creped Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition First
Date c.1920s
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No Folk #71
Size 5 -1/2 x 12 -1/2 " - Crepe Paper
Condition Very fine, with superb colors.
Price $1600.00
Shipping (US) $45.00
Shipping (Non-US) $95.00

Notes: Early Shotei "C" seal, rather then the later edition seal.

Several unique variations in the pre-earthquake version: displayed in the clouds, size of moon/reflection, shoreline (homes/trees), as well as the various items within the boats. The print title was also changed to, 'Edogawa River' in the later state.

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.