KOSON -- "Reclining Tiger" (#4)

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Title "Reclining Tiger" (given name)
Date ca1920
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 (black border) version by Nishinomiya
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's.
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/8 x 9 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to tiger's whiskers and outline; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Full, original margins. (Very faint presentation folder mat-line left/right edges; slight toning--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #AK41.5.
Comments Bold tiger image. Seldom seen.
Item # EG-474
Price $675