KOSON -- "Kingfisher on a Tree Trunk"

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Title "Kingfisher on a Tree Trunk"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; much fine detailing; strongly visible "woodgrain" to background.
Condition Excellent. Clean backside. Full, original narrow margins (note "kento" mark at lower/right corner).
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-15.3 and cat. #127.
Comments A highly detailed and colorful kingfisher watches his prey below. A seldom seen pre-Earthquake print. Rare.
Item # CG-694
Price $875 (Sold)