KOSON -- "Silhouetted Bird and Begonia in Rain"

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Title "Silhouetted Bird and Begonia in Rain"
(given name)
Date ca1930's
(later edition, ca1950's/70's).
Provenance Obtained recently via Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late 1950's; then sporatically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer Nishinomiya (publisher's "Hanken shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin)
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) flowers; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" cat# 90 and pl. #K-35.14.
Comments The silhoutted outline of a bird visible through pouring rain above a staked flowering begonia.
Item # DG-699
Price $450