KOSON -- "Two Carp"

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Title "Two Carp"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Shima Gallery (New York) sticker on original backing indicates via Robert O. Muller.
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923). Post-earthquake (black border) version by Nishinomiya
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's.
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 5/8 x 9 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; lightly sprinkled with silver "mica"; crisp lines, much fine detailing. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside.
Full, original margins. (Light toning; faint mat-line in image edges due to original "presentation folder" window--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# AK-39.8, cat# 100 pg 110.
Comments A striking image of a two large carp swimming through ripples of water. Wonderful colors. Rarely seen. Still lightly "top-tipped" inside original "presentation folder."
Item # BG-730
Price $900