||Koson (Shoson OHARA)
||"Cat and Goldfish Bowl (on Veranda)"
("Kingyo-bachi ni Neko")
(later edition, 1989-present)
|| 7mm and "Heisei" seals, printed from original block-set
||9 1/4 x 14 1/4
||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.
||Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-41.2. Toledo Exhibition 1936 Catalogue #T-194.
||A dramatic image of a cat stalking goldfish within a bowl.
(Another version exists with an "orange" background as #AS.35)
||Available NOW As JS-2811;