KOSON -- "Two Mallards Sleeping under Full Moon"

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Title "Two Mallards Sleeping under Full Moon" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
A later printing by Adachi Hanga Kenkyusho?? (Tokyo publisher, 1928-82)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/8 x 13 3/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; deep "gauffrage" to outline of moon; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge, bottom right). Tiny "Made in Japan" verso. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-7.6.
Comments A gorgeous Koson image of two mallard ducks sleeping peacefully under a reed-silhouetted full moon.
Item # BG-692
Price $850 (Sold/EM)