KOSON -- "Kingfisher on Stump" (#3)

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Title "Kingfisher on Stump"
("Setchu no Kawasemi")
(given name)
Date 1935 (Undated, but published in 1935 per Blair--old.)
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer No marginal data (Blair).
Image Size 9 1/2 x 10 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" of snow accumulation; baren "sujizuri" circles to upper background; crisp lines, highly detailed. Tiny red "ink smudge" just above head.
Condition Excellent. Wonderful colors. Full, original margins. Tiny stamped "Made in Japan" verso margin. (No flaws noted--SEE "Impression.".)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #205; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #S15.2 and cat #163, pg 157.
Comments Delightfully colorful image of a little kingfisher perched atop a snow-covered stump--a wonderful Koson image. Seldom encountered.
Item # BG-717
Price $875 (Reserved)