KOSON -- "Goshawk on a Snow-covered Pine" (#3)

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Artist KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Goshawk on a Snow-covered Pine"
(given name)
Date ca1930's
("early edition," ca1938/40's).
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via New York contact).
Series na
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late 1950's; then sporatically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer Publisher's "Hanken shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin.
Image Size 10 1/4 x 16 5/8
(LARGE "dai-oban" print)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) accumulation of snow; distinctly visible "woodgrain" to background; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-13.16.
Comments A striking wide format (full "oban") image of a goshawk (Accipiter gentiles) perched atop a snow-covered pine branch. Distinctively bold "woodgrain" background. Seldom seen. (Stock photos.)
Item # EG-784
Price $1150