KOSON -- "Two Turkeys"

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Title "Two Turkeys" (given name)
Date c1910-23
(PRE-1923 earthquake)
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; visible woodgrain entire background; light "gauffrage" to turkey's head and outer feather edges; crisp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. (A couple of very soft creases lower left corner.) Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge, bottom right).
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-38.19.
Comments A colorful image of a two turkeys next to a flowering yellow plant. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). A seldom seen print.
Item # BG-965
Price $850