KOSON -- "Carp and White Lotus"

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Title "Carp and White Lotus"
("Koi niShiro Suiren")
(given name by Watanabe)
Date 1933 (Undated, but published in 1933 per Blair--old.)
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via New York 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 to carp's bodies; light "gauffrage" to white lotus flowers; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Condition Excellent. Wonderful colors. Full, narrow original margins. (Tiny stamped "Made in Japan" verso margin.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #192; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #S39.5, pg 201.
Comments A delightful image of two carps swimming in a lotus pond. (Published in 1933 as an edition of 300 copies.) Seldom encountered; shown only as b/w image in "CCC."
Item # BG-723
Price $625