KOSON -- "Wading Egret in Reeds" (#4)

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Title "Wading Egret in Reeds"
(given name)
Date ca1910-23
(later 1938-1950's printing)
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via New York contact).
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923). Post-earthquake version by Nishinomiya
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's.
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/4 x 9 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to outline of egret; softly colored feathers; much fine detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside.
Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped lower verso. (Very faint spotting lower water area--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-14.5 and cat# 62 pg 82.
Comments A beautifully colored image of a small egret (Egretta garzetto) standing in shallow water. (Same image as #1 copy--some blocks appear re-carved; lacks red Koson "seal.") (See "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pg 176.).
Item # EG-472
Price $435 Special (Sold/EL)
($550 if perfect)