KOSON -- "Snow on Willow Bridge" (variant)

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Title "Snow on Willow Bridge"
("Yanagi-Bashi no Yuki")
Date 1927 (likely c1940's/50's)
Series na
Publisher Unknown (likely not Watanabe Shozaburo)
Seal, Carver/Printer No seals present.
Image Size 8 1/2 x 13
Impression Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffraged" (embossed) bridge boards and snow "accumulation"; over-splashed "gofun" snow; crisp lines.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors. Slight toning; scattered "foxing" (mostly upper left); "ghosting" to grey sky; partially trimmed margins; some wear and marks.
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #194; similar to "Shin-Hanga" pl. #109 and "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #166.
Comments Considered Koson's finest "bijin/landscape" image--however, THIS is an undocumented 91-percent-sized version. Very RARE.(See related article.)
Item # CG-727
Price $2500