||KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
||"Two Crows in Moonlight"
("Tsuki ni Karasu")
(early pre-War printing).
||Private placement. Consigned by family of Army serviceman
Col.Tom Y. Horton stationed in Tokyo 1946-47.
||Watanabe "E-seal" (used only 1932-42).
||9 1/4 x 14 3/4
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged"
(embossed) outline of moon and lower limb; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
||Very Good to Nearly Excellent.
Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Soft crease bottom/right margin corner; few very slight wrinkles;
light wear; light toning.) 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 "E-seal" used only 1932-42.