KOSON -- "Night Heron on a Snowy Branch"

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Title "Night Heron on a Snowy Branch" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 13 1/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; nicely visible "woodgrain" to background; extensive "gauffrage" to feathers and snow's accumulation; black lacquer and white "gofun" highlights to feathers; extremely fine detailing.
Condition Fair+ to Good. (Laid-down onto thin backing board; slight trimming; some minor discoloration upper right.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-14.1 and cat#63.
Comments A bold image of a night heron, with beak open as if calling, seen perched atop a snowy willow branch. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Rarely seen image.
Item # AP-16
Price $550