KOSON -- "Goshawk and Sparrows" (#2)

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Title "Goshawk and Sparrows"
(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 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Soft "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" accumulation of snow; strong woodgrain visible; extremely fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Clean backside. Full, original margins (per "kento" marks right edge and lower corner).
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-13-14 and cat. #72; "Hiraki Ukiyo-e Museum Catalogue" pg 12, pl# 20.
Comments Sitting on a snow-covered branch, the goshawk clutches its prey in his claws as a luckier sparrow escapes below. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923) The original drawing and painting for this design are known. (Stock photo shown--virtually identical.)
Item # DG-933
Price $735