ITO Sozan -- "Peacock in Plum Tree"

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Artist ITO, Sozan (1884-??)
Title "Peacock in Plum Tree"
(given name by Watanabe)
Date Early 1920's.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 3/8 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to background sky and plum branch; visible "woodgrain" to upper sky; highly detailed carving. (Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso.)
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside. (Light toning; very slight wear.) Still top-tipped to original backing.
Reference/Illus 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #238.
Comments A striking, colorful "kacho-e" image--not often seen. Sozan designed prints for Watanabe from 1919 until 1926, with Watanabe's 1936 catalogue containing 28 prints by Sozan.
Item # BG-914
Price $525 (Sold/BS)