KOSON -- "Geese and Reeds" (#3)

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA) (1877-1945)
Title "Geese and Reeds"
("Yoshi ni Gacho")
Date 1928 (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 "6-mm seal" lower/right
(difficult to see)
(used only 1946-57)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4 ("oban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillful "bokashi" shading to green reeds; "gauffrage" (embossing) to swan's feathers and reflection; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Very clean front and verso.
(Few tiny surface scratches--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl#S-11.3; 1930 Toledo Exhibition #191.
Comments Two white geese swimming among reeds, with reflection--set against a jet-black background. Early post-War printing, quite fine condition.
Item # BK-66
Price Special $225 (Sold/CB)
(Reg $535, $425, $300)