KOSON -- "Diving Mallard"

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Title "Diving Mallard"
(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 9 1/4 x 9 3/8 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Soft "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to duck and wave's ripples; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-7.3.
Comments A mallard duck seen diving into a pond. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # DG-182
Price $375