KOSON -- "Two Crows in Moonlight" (#2)

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Title "Two Crows in Moonlight"
("Tsuki ni Karasu")
Date 1927 (very early edition, c1930's).
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "D-seal" (used only 1931-41).
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) outline of moon and lower limb; very detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean front and verso; excellent colors. (Faint water-stain(?) very lower/left corner; slightly "bumped" lower/left corner.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #187;"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-5.3 and catalogue #150, p148.
Comments A striking crow/moon image--rarely seen. Watanabe "D-seal" used only 1931-41.
Item # BG-644
Price $1450 (Sold)