KOSON -- "Nuthatcher atop a Persimmon" (#4)

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Title "Nuthatcher atop a Persimmon" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via New York contact).
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/8 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to foliage, persimmon fruits, and soft blue background; crisp lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins. (Unobtrusive faint spotting-- otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-18.1. Ukiyoe-Gallery article, "Look-Alike Prints."
Comments A striking and colorful Koson image. PRE-1923 earthquake (Note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # DG-160
Price $925 (Sold/ML)