KOSON -- "Big Crow"

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Title "Big Crow" (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 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading top-to-bottom; black lacquer over-printing onto crow's feathers and beak; light "gauffrage" to tail-feathers; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" bottom/left and bottom). (Flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-5.2.
Comments Big and bold. A large carrion crow perched atop a tree-limb. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). A rarely seen print.
Item # BG-825
Price $1350