KOSON -- "Snow on Willow Bridge" (#4)

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Title "Snow on Willow Bridge"
("Yanagi-Bashi no Yuki")
Date 1927 (fairly early-edition, 1946-1957 printing)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer 6mm Seal (1946-1957 printing)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) snow accumulation and bridge boards; over-splashed "gofun" snow; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Fresh, clean margins and verso. (Thin tape residue top verso edge--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #194; "Shin-Hanga" pl. #109; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #166.
Comments Considered Koson's finest "bijin/landscape" image. Not often available. (See related article.)
Item # BG-422
Price $1200 (Sold)