KOSON -- Fireflies

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Title "Fireflies" (given name)
Date ca1930 (in Watanabe's 1936 Catalogue)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed--normal state for this print.
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to night sky, reeds, rock and water area; nicely detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Very Good+++. Strong colors. Clean backside. (Slight wrinkle very lower image edge and top right corner--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Watanabe's 1936 Catalogue, #546; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-40.2, and Cat#164 pg 158.
Comments A delightful image of four colorful fireflies seen fluttering in the dark above reeds along a riverbank. Seldom seen.
Item # BG-75
Price $750 (Sold)