KOSON -- Two Gallinules Wading in Reeds

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Title "Two Gallinules Wading in Reeds" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to birds and background; nicely visible woodgrain; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean backside. Full, original margins (see "kento" mark lower left corner). (Light toning, light wear; tiny archival verso repair to tip of wide-margined lower corner.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-23.1.
Comments Striking image of two gallinules wading in shallow water amongst reeds. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya ceased business in 1923).
Item # BG-196
Price $550