KOSON -- White Herons and Willow

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Title "White Herons and Willow" ("Yanagi ni Shira-Saga")
Date 1926 (First edition printing, 100 impressions.)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "A-seal" (used only 1924-30)
Image Size 9.5 x 14.25
Impression Very fine; superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffraged" (embossed) birds' feathers; very detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Close to excellent. Clean; slight fading; very faint matline (1/4 left, 1/16 top); remnant small dealer's sticker lower verso corner. Clean backside.
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #175; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-14.6.
Comments Watanabe "A-seal" used only 1924-30.
Item # CG-554
Price $900 (Sold)