||KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
||"Two Mallards Sleeping under Full Moon" (given name)
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via dealer contact).
||Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
A later printing by Adachi Hanga Kenkyusho?? (Tokyo publisher, 1928-82)
||7 1/8 x 13 3/8 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; deep "gauffrage" to outline of moon;
sharp key-lines, highly detailed.
||Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original
margins (note "kento marks" right edge,
bottom right). (Faint unobtrusive foxing--otherwise flawless.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-7.6.
||A gorgeous Koson image of two mallard ducks sleeping peacefully under a reed-silhouetted full moon.