KOSON -- "Two Geese"

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Artist KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Two Geese" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
A later printing by Adachi Hanga Kenkyusho?? (Tokyo publisher, 1928-82)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to geese; nicely visible "woodgrain" to background; sharp key-lines, highly detailed.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge, bottom right). (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-11.3.
Comments Two domestic geese set against a soft grey background. A symbol of fidelity and marital bliss, geese are hence often shown as pairs.
Item # EG-970
Price $575