KOSON -- "Two Cranes"

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Title "Two Cranes"
(given name)
Date c1910-23 (PRE-1923 earthquake)
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death.
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading top to bottom and crane's body; strongly visible woodgrain entire background; outline of cranes lightly raised in "gauffrage"; very sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge, bottom right). (Flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-4.5 and cat#106.
Comments A gorgeous scene of two wading Japanese cranes, set against a strikingly distinctive grey-to-blue woodgrain background. Rarely seen print.
Item # BG-821
Price $1,250 (Sold/NW)