KOSON -- Mallards in Snow

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Title "Mallards in Snow" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; strong woodgrain visible; lightly "gauffraged" accumulation of snow; extremely fine detailing.
Condition Excellent--no flaws noted. Clean backside. Full, original margins (per "kento" marks right edge and lower corner).
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-7.7 and cat. #35; "Hiraki Ukiyo-e Museum Catalogue" pg 16, pl# 28.
Comments Two colorful mallards under snow-covered reeds. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923) The original drawing and painting for this design are known.
Item # CG-856
Price $850