Koson -- "Cat and Goldfish Bowl (on Veranda)"

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Cat and Goldfish Bowl (on Veranda)"
("Kingyo-bachi ni Neko")
Date 1933
(later edition, 1989-present)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer 7mm and "Heisei" seals, printed from original block-set
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to goldfish, bowl, shadow, and background; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to cat, goldfish, and plant dish; baren "sujizuri" tracings to water area; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-41.2. Toledo Exhibition 1936 Catalogue #T-194.
Comments A dramatic image of a cat stalking goldfish within a bowl. (Another version exists with an "orange" background as #AS.35)
Item # Available NOW As JS-2811;
(WS-18 Sold/PC;
EG-316 Sold/KM)
Price $375