||"Owl and Crescent Moon"
||Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death
(via dealer contact).
||Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||7 1/2 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; strongly visible woodgrain
to grey background; light "gauffrage" to owl and moon; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
||Excellent. Excellent colors. Very clean front and verso. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge,
bottom/right corner). (Slight wear; bumping upper/right corner; surface scratch--otherwise flawless.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-20.6 and cat# 81, pg 97.
||A wonderful Koson owl image. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased
business in 1923). An original painting is known for this design. Rarely seen.