Soseki -- "Leaping Carp" (#3)

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Artist Soseki KOMORI (dates unknown, active 1920's)
Title "Leaping Carp" (given name)
Date 1929-31
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection prior to his death (via dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi & Sakai (1929-ca1931)
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. (Minor blue "color irregularity" right of carp.)
Condition Excellent. (Some "edge damages" to lower/left corner; slight wear.) Wide margins. Very clean front and verso.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Strikingly beautiful leaping carp image. Soseki was a contemporary of Koson, producing exquisite "kacho-e" prints of the highest quality. Very rarely seen.
Item # EG-263
Price $975