KOSON -- "White Herons and Willow" (#6)

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Artist KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
Title "White Herons and Willow"
("Yanagi ni Shira-Saga")
Date 1926
(pre-War printing--not new.)
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 Watanabe "C-seal"
(used only 1929-42)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to background; deeply "gauffraged" (embossed) birds' feathers; nicely printed green streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Two tiny holes; light creasing upper/right and bottom; bumping; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #175; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-14.6.
Comments Delightful image of two egrets in flight past a green willow tree.
Item # BH-14
Price Reduced Special $480 (Special $600)
($1200 if perfect)