KOSON -- "Roaring Tiger, Crescent Moon"
("aizuri-e" lithograph)

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Title "Roaring Tiger, Crescent Moon" (given name)
Date c1920-30's
Series na
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 x 13 1/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Fine. As with original print: superb "bokashi" shading; much fine detailing; strong woodgrain visible.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean backside. (Very soft horizonal crease--otherwise flawless.) Still top-tipped to original embossed back-matting
(10 x 16 1/4 overall).
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-41.6 and cat. #134.
Comments A high quality, pre-War lithographic reproduction of a classic Koson image--reproduced as an "aizuri-e" (shades of blue) image. Rare--the only copy we've even encountered).
Item # FW-03
Price Special $100 (Sold/AW);

(Reg $350/$250/$150)