KOSON -- "Carp Leaping Up a Waterfall"

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Title "Carp Leaping Up a Waterfall"
(given name)
Date 1935 (Undated, but published in 1935 per Blair--old.)
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection prior to his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer No marginal data (Blair).
Image Size 9 3/8 x 10 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Condition Excellent. Wonderful colors. Full, original margins (A few tiny spots verso and pencil notation verso--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #204; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #S39.4 and cat #170, pg 162.
Comments Dramatic--one of Koson's finest images. VERY rare (only copy we've ever encountered)--and nearly flawless. In Japanese folklore, the carp is a symbol of perseverance.
Item # CG-833
Price $1450 Sold