This is an original Japanese Shin Hanga woodcut print dating to the 1930s.
It has the seal for"Shotei", - ie Hiroaki Takahashi (Shotei) (1871-1945). Hiroaki Takahashi was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1871. As a young artist, he was given the artistic name Shotei. From 1907 he designed large numbers of prints for Watanabe's print shop. He was one of the first printmakers joining the artisan "pool" of Watanabe, and these prints were largely exported - mainly to Northern America.
The title of the work is Water God at Katsushika" and it shows a fisherman who is going home with his catch.
A small shrine for the water god is seen behind.
This rarer chirimen print - which is a woodblock print made on crepe paper. It is in good vintage condition and is a very fine impression - it is unfaded with bright original colours - there is a strong texture on the washi. Shotei's seal is shown to the right-hand side margin.
Dimensions: Frame size is 42 x 24.5 cm. The image size is 28.5 x 13. cm
This etching comes with its original frame, although it would probably benefit from a new mount (as there are a couple of little age-related marks to the bottom of the window mount - it is acceptable enough just to hang on your wall.
Please note: The price quoted here is from the artwork only.
The frame comes free with this artwork. Any damage in transit to the frame / mount / picture glass will not be subject to any refunds, discounts or re-framing costs from us.