KOSON -- Reclining Tiger

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Title "Reclining Tiger" (given name)
Date ca1920
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection prior to his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 10 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to tiger's wiskers; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Wonderful colors. Full, original margins. (Some natural wrinkling along bottom--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #K41.5.
Comments Bold tiger image. Rare--only copy we've ever encountered.
Item # BG-370
Price $750 (Sold)