KOSON -- "Night-Heron on Willow Branch" (#3)

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Title "Night-Heron on Willow Branch" (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 x 9 1/2 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Soft "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to outline of egret; baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to willow branch; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside (tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso). Full, original margins. (Tip lower/left corner missiing--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-14.4.
Comments A night-heron standing on one leg atop a willow branch. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # DG-406
Price $475