KOSON -- Egret on a Snowy Branch

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Title "Egret on a Snowy Branch" (given name)
Date ca1910-23 (believed to be pre-earthquake)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffraged" (embossed) feathers; crisp lines; on a jet-black background.
Condition Close to Excellent. Strong colors. Faint mat-line left and top image edge. Minor paper residues top verso corners. Clean backside.
Reference/Illus "Crows, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #156, pg 152, and book's front cover.
Comments Unquestionably Koson's finest "kacho-e" image. Quoting: "Richard Illing describes the print as 'a masterpiece of graphic art'....one of the most highly valued designs by Koson." Rarely available--flawless condition.
Item # CG-811
Price $1,950 (Sold)