Bakufu ONO -- "Two Egrets"

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Artist Bakufu ONO
(1888-1976)
Title "Two Egrets" (given name)
Date ca1952 (First Edition printing)
Series na
Publisher Kyoto Hanga-in
Seal, Carver/Printer Matsuda/Ohno
Image Size 10 3/4 x 15 3/8 ("dai-oban" (large oban))
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to fish and background; "gauffrage"
(embossing) to areas of fish; gold metallic pigment highlights to fish; black lacquer highlights to grey fish and aqua-plants; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Some curling; light toning; few scattered marks.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A colorful image of two white egrets flying against a blue background. A vintage early 1950's print. First Edition printing--seldom seen.
Item # EG-176
Price $225 (Sold/JH)