||"Two Crows in Moonlight"
("Tsuki ni Karasu")
||1927 (purchased 1946-57)
||Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman
John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
||Unsealed (not uncommon from Watanabe Publisher)
||9 1/4 x 14 3/4
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged"
(embossed) outline of moon and lower limb;
very detailed carving; crisp lines.
Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Light toning; few tiny spots bottom; couple surface scratches.)
||Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #187; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-5.3 and catalogue #150, p148.
||Two jungle crows, strikingly set against a full moon's nightime sky.
Rarely seen. Collected 1946-57.
||Special $1125 (Sold/RP)