KOSON -- "White-fronted Goose Above Reeds" (#2)

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Title "White-fronted Goose Above Reeds" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death.
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Strikingly superb "bokashi" shading throughout; nicely visible woodgrain entire background; goose's outline in deep "gauffrage"; black lacquer to wing-feathers; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Deep, rich colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge, bottom right). (Very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-11.18.
Comments A striking Koson image of a white-fronted goose in flight above reeds. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). Seldom seen.
Item # EG-107
Price $1050