KOSON -- White Herons and Willow (#2)

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Title "White Herons and Willow" ("Yanagi ni Shira-Saga")
Date 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; "gauffraged" (embossed) birds' feathers; nicely printed green streaks of falling rain; very detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors. (Thin paper residues three corners; edge-bumping and light wrinkling (mostly bottom); minor marks and flaws.) Clean backside.
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #175; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-14.6.
Comments Delightful image of two egrets in flight past a green willow tree. Very good colors.
Item # BG-225
Price $395 (Reserved)