KOSON -- "Two Crows in Moonlight" (#3)

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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 a New York 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. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Faint water-stain very upper/left corner; narrow margin lower/left; slight wear.)
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-657
Price $1550 (Sold)