||"Egret on a Snowy Branch"
||Consigned via a NW print collector.
||(Publisher's seals never appear on these early "tanzanku" format prints.)
||6 3/8 x 14 1/4 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; deep "gauffrage" (embossing)
to snow accumulation and feathers; crisp
lines; on a striking "jet-black" background.
||Very Good++. Strong colors.
(Moderate toning backside, lighter to front; trimmed to image edges; slight wear.)
||"Crows, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #156, pg 152, and book's front cover.
||Unquestionably Koson's finest "kacho-e" image. Quoting: "Richard Illing describes the
print as 'a masterpiece of graphic art'.... one of the most highly valued designs by Koson."
Rarely available--pleasingly age-toned.