KOSON -- "Two Mallards in Flight over Water"

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Title "Two Mallards in Flight over Water" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Believed Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; strong woodgrain visible; "gauffraged" feathers; extremely fine detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean backside. Full, original margins (see "kento" marks right edge and lower/right corner). (Tiny paper flaw in front of lower duck's bill--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-7.8.
Comments Two colorful mallards on the wing above water. Believed PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # BG-672
Price $650