KOSON -- "Cat and Three Goldfish"

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Cat and Three Goldfish"
(given name)
Date 1931, "Showa 6" (Not "Showa 8"/1933 as stated in CCC)
(1946-57 printing.)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm-seal"
(lower right corner)
(used only 1947-57)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" to cat's fur and body; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Very Good+++.
Clean front and verso.
(Light toning/moderate to verso; faint discoloration upper area; few scattered marks, light wear.)
Reference/Illus Watanbe 1936 Catalogue #T-194; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S41.2.
Comments Delightful image of a cat stalking three goldfish hiding in a bowl. Very rarely seen. (Image seen in "CCC" reference is shown only in black/white, and with slightly different background.)
Item # DG-591
Price $875 (Sold)