KOSON -- "Wading Egret in Reeds"

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Title "Wading Egret in Reeds"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via New York contact).
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 9 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; deep "gauffrage" to outline of egret; softly colored feathers; much fine detailing. (Some partial-inking to green scattered reed areas.)
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original trimmed margins. (Bumping and light creasing to two corners--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-14.5 and cat# 62 pg 82.
Comments A beautifully colored image of a small egret (Egretta garzetto) standing in shallow water. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # BG-727
Price $850 (Sold/SM)