Hodo -- "Cockatoo" (#5)

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Artist NISHIMURA, Hodo
(active 1930's)
Title "Cockatoo" ("Omu")
Date 1938, April
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection prior to his death (via New York contact).
Series na
Publisher Takemura Hideo
(Yokohama, 1926-39)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" to feathers: "gofun" (raised white pigment) highlights to feathers; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Clean backside. (Few faint spots in margins; minor thinning upper verso corners.)
Reference/Illus Andacht pg 168.
Comments Striking and colorful image set against jet-black background. Rare, PRE-War image--publisher H.Takemura (produced prints of exceptional technical quality) ceased business in 1939.
Item # BG-938
Price $675