KOSON -- "Eagle in Descent" (#2)

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Title "Eagle in Descent"
(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. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; strongly visible "woodgrain"; "gauffrage" (embossing) to eagle's feathers and diagonal bands of rain; white "gofun" pigments to feather; extremely detailed carving.
Condition 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.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-13-5 and cat. #66.
Comments 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.
Item # DG-771
Price $975