KOSON -- "Nuthatcher atop a Persimmon"

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Title "Nuthatcher atop a Persimmon" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to foliage, persimmon fruits, and blue background; strongly visible woodgrain; much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins ("kento" mark, right edge). (Minor printer's crease top margin.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-18.1. Ukiyoe-Gallery article, "Look-Alike Prints."
Comments A striking and colorful Koson image with beautiful, strong woodgrain background. Very rare. PRE-1923 earthquake (Note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # BG-74
Price $950 (Sold)