KOSON -- "Monkey on Willow Branch"

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Title "Monkey on Willow Branch" (given name)
Date c1910-23
(PRE-1923 earthquake)
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 9 1/2 ("chuban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" (embossing) to monkey and branch; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Very Good+++. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. (Sides trimmed [left 3/8", right 2"]; faint mat-line bottom/right edges; tiny spot; light toning.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" cat #101 and pl# K-41.23.
Comments A delightful Koson monkey image. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). A RARE pre-Earthquake print.
Item # EG-304
Price $675 (Sold/JH)