KOSON -- "Crow on a Snowy Branch" (#8)

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Title "Crow on a Snowy Branch"
(given name)
Date ca1910-20's
Provenance Dealer contact via Japan.
Series na
Publisher Believed to be Daikoku-ya
(Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 13 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Soft "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" (embossing) to accumulation of snow; shiny "black lacquer" feathers; visible woodgrain; crisp, highly detailed carving. (Several scattered red ink spots lower area.)
Condition Very Good+. Clean backside. Full, original margins.
(Water-stain upper/right corner; slight "age-toning.") (SEE Impression comments.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-5-8 (grey version).
Comments Classic Koson "crow on a branch" image.
Item # EG-129
Price $850 (Reserved/Sold/PO)
(our final copy)