Gakusui -- "Two Herons" (left) (#4)

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Artist Gakusui IDE (1899-??)
Title "Two Herons" (given name)
Date ca1950
(early printing, ca1946-57)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm seal"
(used only 1946-57).
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to outline of herons; over-printing to black feather areas; nicely visible woodgrain; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Very good colors.
Clean front and backside.
Full, original margins.
(Very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A bold, striking heron image (left of pair). Very likely a First Edition printing. Seldom seen.
Item # DG-643
Price $325