KOSON -- "Geese"

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA) (1877-1945)
Title "Geese" ("Gacho")
(aka "A Gaggle of Six Geese"
Date 1926 (early pre-War printing)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "C-seal" (aka "sausage-seal")
(used only 1929-42)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4 ("oban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading top to bottom; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to geese feathers and bodies; "baren sujizuri" (circular tracings) to background; crisp lines, highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Very good colors. Clean front and verso. (Lignt toning; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl#S-11.2; 1930 Toledo Exhibition #181.
Comments A delightful group of six white geese--set against a grey-green background, offset with backlit shadows cast by bright sunshine.
Early post-War printing.
Item # DG-948
Price $875