ITO Sozan -- "Geese in Moonlight"

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Artist ITO, Sozan (1884-??)
Title "Geese in Moonlight"
(given name)
Date Early 1920's.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo?
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; outline of moon deeply "gauffraged" and lightly to geese; crisp lines, highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside. Original narrow margins. (Light toning; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Two geese among the reeds watching the full moon above. Not often seen. Sozan designed prints for Watanabe from 1919 until 1926, with Watanabe's 1936 catalogue containing 28 prints by Sozan.
Item # BG-707
Price $675 (Sold/JB)