Soseki -- "Goldfish"

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Artist Soseki KOMORI (dates unknown, active 1920's)
Title "Goldfish" (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 3/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to background and to fish; soft gold metallic highlights to fish; nicely visible woodgrain; much fine detailing.
Condition Very Good++. Two light brown spots upper margin, corner damage lower left. Wide margins, clean backside.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Beautiful underwater image--Soseki was a contemporary of Koson, producing exquisite "kacho-e" prints of the highest quality. Very rarely seen.
Item # CG-832
Price $575 (Sold)