KOSON -- "Starlings in Flight"

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Title "Starlings in Flight"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/2 x 13 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; strong woodgrain visible; over-printed white "gofun" highlights; over-printed streaks of falling rain; extremely fine detailing.
Condition Very Good. Clean backside. (Very faint mat-line edges; light toning.) Full, original margins (per "kento" marks right edge and lower corner).
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-27.2 and cat. #72.; "Hiraki Ukiyo-e Museum Catalogue" pg 15, pl# 27.
Comments Four colorful starlings in flight during rainfall. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923) The original drawing and painting (both with a fifth starling) for this design are known.
Item # CG-748
Price $425