Soseki -- "Goldfish" (#3)

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Artist Soseki KOMORI
(dates unknown, active 1920's)
Title "Goldfish" (given name)
Date 1929-31
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death.
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi & Sakai
Seal, Carver/Printer Eto/Komatsu
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 3/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to background and to fish; soft gold "metallic pigment" gold "metallic pigment" highlights to fish; baren "sujizuri" (circles) to background; much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Wide original margins. Clean and verso--tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Beautiful underwater image--Soseki was a contemporary of Koson, producing exquisite "kacho-e" prints of the highest quality.
Rarely seen.
Item # DG-689
Price $575 (Sold/SF)