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Shotei, Takahashi (1871 - 1945), "Sekiyajima Island (Pre-Earthquake)"

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Catalog ID A2771
Artist Takahashi Shotei
Title Sekiyajima Island (Pre-Earthquake)
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition First and only.
Date 1910s
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No C - 52
Size 10 x 7 " (chuban)
Condition Very fine, with fresh colors.
Price $2400.00
Shipping (US) $45.00
Shipping (Non-US) $95.00

Notes: SCARCE. Pre-Kanto-Earthquake printing. Embossing throughout the cherry trees. Artist seal: Kakei (early artist name for Shotei, Takahashi).

A family is enjoying the blooming cherry blossoms near the ferry landing in Sekiya island. Mt Fuji is seen in the background.

Shotei, Takahashi designed woodblock prints for the famous publisher S. Watanabe - about 500 prints before the great earthquake in September 1923. All blocks were destroyed by the fires in the aftermaths of the great earthquake. Afterwards he resumed his work and created about 250 additional prints, before passing away on February 11, 1945.