||NARAZAKI, Eisho (1864-1936)
||"Kingfisher Atop Snowladen Reeds" (given name)
||Artist's black "signature"/red "seal" both read "Fuyo"
(no publisher's seals--normal state)
||6 1/2 x 14 7/8
||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.
||Very Good++. Quite good colors. (Light toning; two nicks upper edge; tiny archival repair tip lower/right corner;
pencil notation verso; light wear.)
||"The New Wave" pl#83, p109.
||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.)