||KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
||"Carp Leaping Up a Waterfall"
||1935 (Undated, but published in 1935 per Blair--old.)
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via dealer contact).
||No marginal data (Blair).
||9 3/8 x 10 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Full, original margins. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso margin.
(Few scattered faint spots (mostly bottom); slight creasing (bottom); slight wear.)
||Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #204; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #S39.4 and cat #170, pg 162.
||Dramatic--one of Koson's finest images. In Japanese folklore, the carp is a symbol of perseverance.
A RARELY seen print.