KOSON -- "Owl Under Cherry Blossoms and Full Moon" (#3)

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Title "Owl Under Cherry Blossoms and Full Moon"
("Sakura ni Fukuro")
Date 1926 (undated, but 1926 per Blair); later edition, 1946-57.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "6-mm seal" (used only 1946-57)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffraged" (embossed) outline of moon; highly detailed carving, crisp lines. (Two small, natural paper "fibers" beneath owl.)
Condition Very Good. Clean backside. (Light toning; slight color-fading.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #184;"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-20.1.
Comments Striking image of a scops owl in flight under a full moon.
Item # BG-693
Price $375 (Reserved)