KOSON -- "Carp and Bee under Wisteria" (#2)

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Title "Carp and Bee under Wisteria"
Date ca1930's (pre-War printing)
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi (1929-ca1942)
Seal, Carver/Printer Small oval "Kawaguchi seal" lower right corner.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 13 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed soft "bokashi" shading to carp and water's background; light "gauffrage" to wisteria's flowers; highly detailed,
crisp key-lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Clean front and backside; full margins. Slight age-mellowing. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Illustrated in "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #H-39.1, pg 203.
Comments A gorgeous "full-oban" image of a carp jumping after a bee below a flowering wisteria.
Not often available.
Item # DG-494
Price $1,300 (Sold/MH)