||"Eagle in Descent"
||Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||7 1/2 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; strongly visible "woodgrain"; "gauffrage" (embossing)
to eagle's feathers and diagonal bands of rain; white "gofun" pigments to feather; extremely
||Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. Clean front and verso. Full original margins (note "kento" marks
lower/right corner and right edge). (Light toning--no flaws noted.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-13-5 and cat. #66.
||A white-tailed eagle in descent during a heavy storm--with a single feather of its prey still held in his beak.
PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). Rare.