(early edition, ca1930's, pre-War).
||Obtained recently via Tokyo.
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late 1950's; then sporatically until present day.)
||Publisher's "Hanken shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin (lower in margin).
||10 1/2 x 16 1/2
(large "dai-oban" print)
(Narrow margins as published.)
||Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffraged" (embossed) accumulation of
snow; very detailed carving; crisp lines. (Tiny publisher's stamping verso.)
||Excellent. Clean front and verso; excellent colors.
(Slight toning. No flaws noted.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-15.5 and catalogue #140, p142.
||A striking wide format (full "oban") image of a cawing jungle crow perched atop a
Very rarely seen.
Caw!! caw!! caw!!
(Guaranteed early/pre-War printing)