KOSON -- "Goshawk on a Snow-covered Pine"

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Title "Goshawk on a Snow-covered Pine"
(given name)
Date ca1930's
("later edition," ca1950/70).
Provenance Obtained recently via Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late 1950's; then sporatically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer Publisher's "Hanken shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin.
Image Size 10 1/4 x 16 5/8
(LARGE "dai-oban" print)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) accumulation of snow; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean front and verso; excellent colors.
(Soft diagonal 4-inch crease upper/left image--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-13.16.
Comments A striking wide format (full "oban") image of a goshawk (Accipiter gentiles) perched atop a snow-covered pine branch. Seldom seen.
Item # DG-404
Price $875