KOSON -- "Herons Wading in Rain" (#2)

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Title "Herons Wading in Rain" (given name)
Date c1900-10, (Kokeido Publisher ceased business in 1910)
Series na
Publisher Kokeido (or Akiyama Buemon--Tokyo publisher, 1877-1910)
(PRE-1923 earthquake)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 14 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to heron's feathers; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. Full, original margins. (Mat-line left and lower image; light toning; some thinning top verso.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-14.23 and cat. #10.
Comments Lovely, detailed heron image. PRE-1910 (note: Kokeido Publisher ceased business in 1910).
Item # EG-406
Price $685 (Sold/KS)