Gakusui -- "Heron in the Rain"

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Artist Gakusui IDE (1899-??)
Title "Heron in the Rain"
("Uchu Shirasagi")
Date 1950 (likely "First Edition" 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 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to feathers; highly detailed carving; life-like falling snow.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; few surface scratches; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A lovely, striking heron image.
Item # BK-68
Price Special Pricing $300
(Reg $475)