KOSON -- Swallows in Flight under Willow

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Title "Swallows in Flight under Willow" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/2 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; slightly visible woodgrain; white "gofun" pigments to middle swallow's underbelly; extremely fine detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean backside. Full, original margins (per tiny "kento" mark right edge). (Extremely light crease; 1/8 inch trimmed off top's wide margin--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-28.1.
Comments Gorgeous image of three red-rumped swallows (Hirundo daurica) in flight under a weeping willow. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya ceased business in 1923).
Item # BG-298
Price $950 (Sold)