NARAZAKI, Eisho -- "Kingfisher Atop Snowladen Reeds"

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Artist NARAZAKI, Eisho (1864-1936)
Title "Kingfisher Atop Snowladen Reeds" (given name)
Date Early 1920's
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Artist's black "signature"/red "seal" both read "Fuyo"
(no publisher's seals--normal state)
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; "gofun" over-splashed as snow; "gauffrage" to reed's snow accumlation; nicely visible woodgrain to sky; very highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Very Good++. Quite good colors. (Light toning; two nicks upper edge; tiny archival repair tip lower/right corner; pencil notation verso; light wear.)
Reference/Illus "The New Wave" pl#83, p109.
Comments A beautifully printed and highly detailed image of a little kingfisher. One of only two prints known by this highly-skilled artist. A very rarely encountered print. (Narazaki also used he art name of "Fuyo" 1916-22.)
Item # DG-127
Price $1250 (Sold/KK)