||"Two Crows in Moonlight"
("Tsuki ni Karasu")
||1927 (very early edition, c1930's).
||Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death (via a New York contact).
||Watanabe "D-seal" (used only 1931-41).
||9 1/4 x 14 3/4
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) outline of moon and lower limb;
very detailed carving; crisp lines.
Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Faint water-stain(?) very upper/left and very
lower/left corners; narrow margin lower/left; slight wear.) No prior mounts.
||Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #187; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-5.3 and catalogue #150, p148.
||Two jungle crows, strikingly set against a full moon's nightime sky. Rarely seen. Watanabe "D-seal" used