Takahashi Hiroaki (Shotei) 高橋松亭 弘明: Sawatari in Joshu in Snow

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Artist: Takahashi Hiroaki (Shotei)
Title:  Sawatari in Joshu in Snow
Date:  1924-1927

A man in a straw raincoat heads back home after working, perhaps as a woodcutter. Two dogs trail him on the path, in a charming touch. The crows flying in the sky provide a contrast to the white landscape and fly on a diagonal, in the best Hiroshige style. Like many Hiroaki scenes, we could be seeing an image from 100 or 200 years earlier, as he preferred to depict a timeless, pre-industrial Japan in its full Japanese-ness.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Soft line is visible about 1 cm from right edge.
Dimensions: 37.8 x 17 cm 
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
Literature: Hisao Shimizu, Syotei (Hiroaki) Takahashi: Life and Work, Folk Museum of Ota City, 2005, p. 42, pl. 80.
Seal: Shotei