KOSON -- "Mandarin Ducks in Snow" (#4)

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Title "Mandarin Ducks in Snow" ("Setchu no Oshidori")
Date undated, but 1935 per Blair (later edition, but pre-1957)
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 Watanabe "6mm-seal"
(used 1946-57)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to background and feathers; light "gauffrage" to snow and male duck's head; very highly detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Very clean front and backside.
(Few surface scratches; slight wear--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Blair's "1936 Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #203; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-7.5 and cat# 148, pg 147.
Comments Colorful wintertime drake and female duck image.
Item # BK-64
Price Special $350 (Sold/RH)
(Reg $450)