KOSON -- "Heron on a Snow-covered Pole" (#2)

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Title "Heron on a Snow-covered Pole" (given name)
Date ca1930's (pre-War printing)
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi (1929-ca1942)
Seal, Carver/Printer Small oval "Kawaguchi" seal lower/right corner.
c/p: **/Komatsu.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed soft "bokashi" shading to heron, snow-covered areas, and background; light "gauffrage" to heron's outline and snow-covered grasses; soft "sujizuri" circles to grey sky background; highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso; full original margins. (Slight age-mellowed toning; couple tiny spots; left margin; light wear.) Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso; "Hoson" written left/lower margin.
Reference/Illus Illustrated in "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #H-14.1, pg 203.
Comments A striking image of a single heron sitting upon a snow-covered pole, set against an azure blue/grey background. Technically an outstanding print. RARELY seen.
Item # EG-530
Price $2,250 (Sold/NK)