Koson -- "Kingfisher and Iris"

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Kingfisher and Iris"
("Hana-Shobu no Hisui")
Date 1926
(1946-57 printing)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6-mm seal" lower/left
(used only 1946-57)
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to kingfisher, iris flowers and foliage, and two-color background; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to iris; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
Very clean front/verso.
(No flaws noted--found in original "presentation folder.")
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #176; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-15.1 and cat# 168 pg 160.
Comments A gorgeous image of a little kingfisher in flight above a deep purple iris (kakitsubata) which is native to Japan.
Item # EG-259
Price $575 (Sold/RH)