KOSON -- "Three Plovers on a Rock" (#3)

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Three Plovers on a Rock"
(given name)
Date 1926 (1946-57 printing)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm-seal" (used only 1946-57)
(lower/left--difficult to see)
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; deeply "gauffraged" (embossed) waves; baren "sujizuri"
(tracings) to sand area; highly detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #182; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-22.1.
Comments Striking image set against jet-black background.
Item # BK-63
Price $575 (Sold/KS)