Soseki -- "Wild Ducks"

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Artist Soseki KOMORI (dates unknown, active 1920's)
Title "Wild Ducks" (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 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to blues and duck's colors; much fine detailing; nicely visible woodgrain.
Condition Excellent. Wide margins, clean backside. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Beautiful "partially underwater" image--Soseki was a contemporary of Koson, producing exquisite "kacho-e" prints of the highest quality. Very rarely seen.
Item # CG-839
Price $775 (Sold)