||"Sparrow on Blue Hydrangea"
||Obtained from the Estate of Robert O. Muller--world famous collector and dealer whose collection
of prints were showcased in "The New Wave" book.
(Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||7 1/4 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Wonderfully executed "bokashi" shading to hydrangea's leaves and flowers,
bird, and sky area; visible woodgrain to grey background; extremely fine detailing.
Excellent colors. Clean backside; full original margins.
(Faint scattered foxing, nearly all to margins--otherwise flawless.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-33.13 and Cat# 52.
||A charming, colorful image, discribed as "one of Koson's most successful
compositions--the design proportions are superb."
earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya ceased business in 1923). Hard-to-find print.