KOSON -- "Mallard Landing"

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Artist KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Mallard Landing"
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 unsealed (normal state)
Image Size 6 5/8 x 9 3/4 ("chuban")
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to background; light "gauffrage" (embossing) reeds, feathers and water; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Light toning; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Uncatalogued (not in "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias")
Comments Delightful image of mallard landing in front of snow-ladden reeds.
Item # BH-19
Price Reduced Special $200 (Special $250)
(Reg $350)