KOSON -- "Cormorant Fishing at Night"

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Title "Cormorant Fishing at Night"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/8 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; nicely visible woodgrain to sky background; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to smoke and reflections; crisp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Very clean front and verso. (Absolutely flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-44.18.
Comments A nicely detailed and colorful image of nightime fishing with fire-pots and cormorants. Very rarely seen. PRE-1923 Earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # DG-967
Price $1150 (Sold/AK)