KOSON -- "A Pair of Macaws"

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Artist KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
Title "A Pair of Macaws"
(given name)
Date 1932
(early Second Edition printing)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Army serviceman Col.Tom Y. Horton stationed in Tokyo 1946-47.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "C-seal" (lower/right margin)
(used only 1929-42)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to foliage and bird's feathers; highly detailed carving, crisp lines. (Couple small red "ink flaws" lower center.)
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Very clean front and verso. (Soft creasing lower/left corner; few scattered marks; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Watanbe 1936 Catalogue #T36-184; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S36.5.
Comments A colorful pair of macaws set against a bright yellow background. Strikingly similar to Sozan's tall/narrow 1920's "Two Macaws" design. Rarely seen full "oban" format.
Item # BH-10
Price Reduced Special $460 (Special $575)
(Reg $750)