KOSON -- "Cockatoo and Pomegranate" (#2)

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Cockatoo and Pomegranate"
(given name)
Date 1927 (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; extensive "gauffrage" to feathers; baren "sujizuri" (tracings) seen on tree limb; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; couple tiny faint spots; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1936 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #185; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-36.1; Andacht pg 152.
Comments Striking image set against jet-black background.
Item # BK-65
Price Special Pricing $300

(Reg $575)