Soseki -- "Goldfish" (#4)

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Artist Soseki KOMORI
(dates unknown, active 1920's)
Title "Goldfish" (given name)
Date 1929-31
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death.
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi & Sakai
(1931-ca1940's printing)
Seal, Carver/Printer "C-seal" (carver: Maeda; printer: Komatsu) and "D-seal" (copyright Kawaguchi)
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 3/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to background and to fish; soft gold pigment highlights to fish; baren "sujizuri" (circles) to background; much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Wide original margins. Clean front and verso. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Beautiful underwater image--Soseki was a contemporary of Koson, producing exquisite "kacho-e" prints of the highest quality.
Seldom seen.
Item # EG-408
Price $550