KOSON -- "Crows in Flight" (#3)

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Title "Crows in Flight"
Date Pre-1936 (in 1936 Watanabe Catalogue).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Pre-1936, never bears publisher's "seal."
Image Size 6 5/8 x 14 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) outline of moon; visible woodgrain to sky area; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong, fresh colors. Clean front and verso. (Few scattered marks; very slight wear; few natural paper flaws--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-5.2 and catalogue #151, p148; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #536.
Comments A striking image of two jungle crows boldly set against a full moon. Very rarely seen.
Item # DG-73
Price $1200 (Reserved/JG)