KOSON -- Two Egrets in Reeds at Night

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Title "Two Egrets in Reeds at Night" (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 to sky and water areas; light "gauffrage" to feathers; thin white "gofun" pigment highlight to egret's top-feather; extremely fine detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean backside. Full, original margins. (Slight waviness of paper--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-14.18 and Cat# 59.
Comments A striking nighttime image of two little egrets (Egretta garzetta)) fishing amongst the reeds. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya ceased business in 1923).
Item # BG-346
Price $875 (Sold)