KOSON -- "White-fronted Goose before Full Moon"

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Title "White-fronted Goose before Full Moon" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 3/4 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; nicely visible woodgrain entire background; the reflected moon's edge raised in "gauffrage"; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge, bottom right). (Very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-11.16.
Comments A striking Koson image of a white-fronted goose in flight before a full moon. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). Rarely seen.
Item # CG-861
Price $1350