Hodo -- "Cockatoo" (#1 to #4)

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Artist NISHIMURA, Hodo
(active 1930's)
Title "Cockatoo" ("Omu")
Date 1938, April
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection prior to his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Takemura Hideo
(Yokohama, 1926-39)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Excellent. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" to feathers: "gofun" (raised white pigment) highlights to feathers; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Clean backside. (No Flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Andacht pg 168.
Comments Striking and colorful image set against jet-black background. Rare, PRE-War image--publisher H.Takemura (produced prints of exceptional technical quality) ceased business in 1939.
Item # (BG-930 Sold; BG-921 Sold-DP; BG-627 Sold; BG-155 Sold)
Price $625 Sold (Last copy this group)