KOSON -- "Carp Leaping Up a Waterfall" (#4)

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Title "Carp Leaping Up a Waterfall"
(given name)
Date 1935 (Undated, but published in 1935 per Blair--old.)
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death
(via New York contact).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer No marginal data (Blair).
Image Size 9 3/8 x 10 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Full, original margins. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso margin. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #204; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #S39.4 and cat #170, pg 162.
Comments Dramatic--one of Koson's finest images. In Japanese folklore, the carp is a symbol of perseverance.
A rarely seen print.
Item # DG-472
Price $1350 (Reserved/NK)