Soseki -- "Leaping Carp"

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Artist Soseki KOMORI (dates unknown, active 1920's)
Title "Leaping Carp" (given name)
Date 1929-31
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection prior to his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi & Sakai (1929-ca1931)
Seal, Carver/Printer Eto/Komatsu
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to blues and carp's colors; much fine detailing; woodgrain visible.
Condition Excellent. (Some edge damages at corners, bumped upper corner.) Wide margins, clean backside.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Beautiful leaping carp image--Soseki was a contemporary of Koson, producing exquisite "kacho-e" prints of the highest quality. Very rarely seen.
Item # CG-829
Price $975 (Sold/NK)