KOSON -- "Goldfish Beneath Flowering Wisteria"

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Title "Goldfish Beneath Flowering Wisteria"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/2 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Soft "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to outline of goldfish and flowers; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean backside (pencil notation verso). Top margin trimmed--full, original side/bottom margins (per "kento" marks). (Very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-39.14.
Comments Delightful image of three goldfish swimming below an overhanging wisteria. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # DG-661
Price $925