KOSON -- "Scops Owl on Branch, Full Moon"

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Title "Scops Owl on Branch, Full Moon"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death
(via Illonois contact).
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/4 x 9 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to bird's feathers, leaves, and moon; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original trimmed margins. (Bumped lower/left corner; very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-20.3.
Comments A bold, colorful, and delightful image of a little scops owl perched before a full moon. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # BG-675
Price $950 (Sold)