KOSON -- "Eagle on a Snowy Bough" (#2)

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Title "Eagle on a Snowy Bough"
(given name)
Date ca1910 blocks
(later edition, ca1940/50's).
Series na
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late 1950's; then sporatically until present day.)
Pre-earthquake (pre-1923) Daikokuya Publisher's blocks purchased mid-1930's (learn more).
Seal, Carver/Printer Publisher's "Hanken Shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin.
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to feathers, branch, and background; "gauffrage" to snow-covered limbs; visible woodgrain to grey sky; nicely over-splashed with "gofun" pigments as falling snow; highly detailed carving, crisp lines. (Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping and dealer's numbering verso margin.)
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso; full, original margins. (Faint spot lower/right; soft crease upper/right margin--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-13.4 and catalogue #67, p86.
Comments A bold composition of an eagle with outstretched wings atop a snow-covered pine. The original drawing and painting of this print are known.
Item # DG-548
Price $775 (Sold/MX)