KOSON -- "Reclining Tiger" (#3)

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Title "Reclining Tiger" (given name)
Date ca1920
Provenance Confirmed from Robert O. Muller's Collection (via eastcoast contact).
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 10 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to tiger's wiskers AND wiskers overprinted with white "gofun" pigment; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Wonderful colors. Full, original margins. (Surface scratch; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #K41.5.
Comments Bold tiger image--this copy has white ("gofun") wiskers. Rarely encountered.
Item # DG-150
Price $750 (Reserved/SF)