KOSON -- "Gallinule in Reed Marsh"

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Title "Gallinule in Reed Marsh"
(given name) (aka "Moorhen")
Date ca1900-1910; 1938-50'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 3/8 x 9 5/8 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to face; much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside.
Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped lower verso. (Absolutely flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-23.4 and cat# 54 pg 77.
Comments A beautifully colored image of a small gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) standing in a shallow marsh. (Same Diakoku-ya c1910-23 image--some blocks appear re-carved; lacks red Koson "seal.") (See "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pg 176.).
Item # EG-478
Price $450