KOSON -- "Owl and Crescent Moon" (#2)

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Title "Owl and Crescent Moon"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/2 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; visible woodgrain to grey background; deep "gauffrage"
(embossing) to owl and moon; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Very clean. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge, bottom/right corner). (Very slight toning; laid-down onto old backing, glue residues top margin--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-20.6 and cat# 81, pg 97.
Comments A wonderful Koson owl image. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). An original painting is known for this design. RARELY seen.
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Item # EG-503
Price $950