KOSON -- "Hawk Chasing Insect" (#2)

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Title "Hawk Chasing Insect"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Obtained directly 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 14 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; nicely visible "woodgrain" pattern; "gauffrage" to hawk, insect, and bamboo's leaved; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside.
Full, original margins. (Few tiny scattered spots--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-13.19.
Comments A small brown hawk in pursuit of an insect. Rarely seen (so much so that "CCC's" image is b/w.) PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). (Stock photos--virtually identical.)
Item # BG-827B
Price $775 (Sodl/BS)