||"Eagle on a Snowy Bough"
(later edition, ca1940/50's).
(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
||Publisher's "Hanken Shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin.
||7 3/8 x 13 3/8
||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.)
||Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso; full, original margins. (Faint
spot lower/right; soft crease upper/right margin--otherwise flawless.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-13.4 and catalogue #67, p86.
||A bold composition of an eagle with outstretched wings atop a snow-covered pine. The original drawing and
painting of this print are known.