Soseki -- "Leaping Carp" (#2)

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Artist Soseki KOMORI
(dates unknown, active 1920's)
Title "Leaping Carp" (given name)
Date 1929-31
Provenance From Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi & Sakai
Seal, Carver/Printer Eto/Komatsu
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to blues and carp's colors; much fine detailing; woodgrain visible. (#53 stamping verso)
Condition Very Good+++.
(Very faint presentation folder mat-line upper/left and top; two small spots opposite fish; staining edges upper corners.) Wide margins; clean backside. Uncirculated copy.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Beautiful leaping carp image--Soseki was a contemporary of Koson, producing exquisite "kacho-e" prints of the highest quality. Very rarely seen.
Item # EG-127
Price $775 (Sold/CW)