KOSON -- Irises

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Title "Irises" ("Hana-Shobu")
Date ca 1926 (Mid-edition printing, pre-1957.)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "6mm seal" (used only 1946-57)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to background, irises, and foliage; detailed carving, crisp lines. (Some pigment irregularity bottom image edge.)
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. (Very slight wrinkling (bottom); pigment irregularity mentioned above.) Clean backside.
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-15.1 and Cat #168.
Comments Beautiful image of irises sillouetted against a pale orange sky--very good colors. (A variant version (dated 1926) with a kingfisher also exists.)
Item # BG-195
Price $525