Takahashi Hiroaki (Shôtei) 高橋松亭 弘明: Early Summer Rain
Artist: Takahashi Hiroaki (Shotei)
Title: Early Summer Rain
A flower seller balances two baskets on a pole on his shoulder, moving forward despite the summer rain. The title is “5th month”, which would be either May or June/July, depending on the calendar. The man is very colorful, standing out against the stormy backdrop and subdued colors as seen through rain.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: 26.2 x 19.5 cm (chuban)
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
Literature: Shimizu Hiroaki catalog (2005) number 251, page 55.