KOSON -- "Cawing Crow" (#4)

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Title "Cawing Crow"
(given name)
Date ca1930's
(later edition, ca1950/70).
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death.
Series na
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late 1950's; then sporatically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer Publisher's "Hanken shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin.
Image Size 10 1/2 x 16 1/2
(large "dai-oban" print)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffraged" (embossed) accumulation of snow; very detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso; excellent colors.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-15.5 and catalogue #140, p142.
Comments A striking wide format (large "oban") image of a cawing jungle crow perched atop a snow-covered limb. Very rarely seen.
Caw!! caw!! caw!!
Item # EG-405
Price $2250