KOSON -- "Scops Owl Over Crescent Moon"

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Title "Scops Owl Over Crescent Moon" (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 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Exceptional. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to moon's edges; outstanding use of visible woodgrain; much fine detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean backside. Full, original margins. (Slight glue residue upper right edge--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-20.5.
Comments An outstanding Koson image. Rarely seen. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # CG-876
Price $1050 (Sold)