KOSON -- "Two Crows in Moonlight"

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Title "Two Crows in Moonlight"
("Tsuki ni Karasu")
Date 1927 (very early edition, c1930's).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "D-seal" (used only 1931-41).
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) outline of moon and lower limb; very detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Very Good++. Clean front and verso. Minor wear, slightly "bumped" lower corners.
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #187;"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-5.3 and cat.#150, p148.
Comments A striking crow/moon image--rarely seen. Watanabe "D-seal" used only 1931-41.
Item # CG-720
Price $1100 (Sold)