Soseki -- "Black Moorhens Under Lotus in Rain"

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Artist Soseki KOMORI (dates unknown, active 1920's)
Title "Black Moorhens Under Lotus in Rain" (given name)
Date early 1930's
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection prior to his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi (1931-ca1950)--see tiny "oval seal" right edge image. (Verso also stamped "Kawaguchi.")
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 7/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to blues and multi-colored lotus leaves; nicely over-print falling rain; much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Wide margins, clean backside. (Tip upper right corner missing.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Perhaps the finest example of "bokashi" shading we've ever seen--Soseki was a contemporary of Koson, producing exquisite "kacho-e" prints of the highest quality. Very rarely seen.
Item # CG-831
Price $875 (Sold)