KOSON -- "Barn Swallows on Flowering Wisteria" (#2)

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Barn Swallows on Flowering Wisteria" ("Fuji Ni Tsubame"--here, "Fuji" means wisteria.)
Date 1926 (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)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to swallows and purple wisteria; light "gauffrage" (embossed) to swallows; "burnishing" to swallow's black area; highly detailed carving; crisp lines. (Two "drying holes" left margin.)
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Very clean front and verso. (Slight toning--no flaws noted.) Tiny "S. Watanabe" stamping verso.
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #177; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-28.1 pg 199.
Comments A delightfully colorful wisteria image. Rarely encountered.
Item # EG-804 (BK-71)
Price Special Pricing $575

(Reg $775)