KOSON -- "Pekingese Dog and Birdcage"

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Artist KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
(1877-1945)
Title "Pekingese Dog and Bush Warbler" (given name)
(aka "Pekingese Dog and Bush Warbler")
Date c1930's
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi & Sakai
Seal, Carver/Printer K & S "C-seal" and "D-seal"
(used 1931/40); Ito/Komatsu
Image Size 9 3/8 x 13
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; deep "gauffrage" (embossing) to dog's hair and birdcage; sharp key-lines, highly detailed.
Condition Good to Very Good. Very good colors. Full, original margins. (Minor creasing; two tape stains top verso corners; few scattered marks; light toning; light wear.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# H-41.2.
Comments A charming image image of a Chinese Pekinese dog sitting atop a bright red pillow set below a birdcage holding a bush warbler. One of only 20 Koson print designs published by K&S--all of full oban format.
Item # EG-978
Price $875