KOSON -- "Lapwing on Willow Tree"

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Title "Lapwing on Willow Tree"
(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 1/4 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to willow's leaves and bird's outline; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins. (Couple faint small spots upper left corner--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-22.5.
Comments A colorful image of a northern lapwing perched atop a willow tree. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # BG-828
Price $675 (Sold/TB)