||"Carp Leaping Up a Waterfall"
||1935 (Undated, but published in 1935 per Blair--old.)
||Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection prior to his death (via Conneticut contact).
||No marginal data (Blair).
||9 3/8 x 10 3/4 ("shikishiban")
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; crisp lines, highly detailed.
||Excellent. Wonderful colors. Full, original margins (A few tiny spots verso and pencil notation verso--otherwise flawless.)
||Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #204; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #S39.4 and cat #170, pg 162.
||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.