||KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
||"Goshawk on a Snow-covered Pine"
("early edition," ca1938/40's).
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death
(via New York contact).
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late 1950's;
then sporatically until present day.)
||Publisher's "Hanken shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin.
||10 1/4 x 16 5/8
(LARGE "dai-oban" print)
||Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed)
accumulation of snow; distinctly visible "woodgrain" to background;
highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
||Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(No flaws noted.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-13.16.
||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.)