KOSON -- "Egret in Storm under Willow" (#2)

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Title "Egret in Storm under Willow"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death
(via New York contact).
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 13 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; visible woodgrain to grey background; "gauffrage" to egret and diagonal streaks of falling rain; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge, bottom/right corner).
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-14.9 and cat# 58, pg 139.
Comments A wonderful Koson white egret image. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). An original painting is known for this design.
Item # EG-052
Price $950