KOSON -- "Wheatear and Bamboo"

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Title "Wheatear and Bamboo"
(given name)
Date c1900-10, (Kokeido Publisher ceased business in 1910)
Series na
Publisher Kokeido (or Akiyama Buemon--Tokyo publisher, 1877-1910)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 13 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to bird and background; bird's feathers and bamboo leaves in "gauffrage"; lightly visible woodgrain background; crisp lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins (note "kento" marks lower/right and upper right edge). (Flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-26.6 and cat#17.
Comments A colorful Koson image. PRE-earthquake and PRE-1910 (note: Kokeido Publisher ceased business in 1910).
Item # BG-822
Price $875 (Sold/MH)