||NARAZAKI, Eisho (1864-1936)
||"Kingfisher Atop Snowladen Reeds"
||Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
||Artist's "signature/seal" both read "Fuyo"
(no publisher's seals--normal state)
||6 1/2 x 14 7/8
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; "gofun" over-splashed as
snow; "gauffrage" to reed's snow accumlation; visible woodgrain to sky; very highly
detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
||Very Good++. Very good colors.
(A few tiny spots; slight mis-trimming upper margin
edge; slight toning.)
||"The New Wave" pl#83, p109.
||A beautifully printed and highly detailed image of a little kingfisher. One of only two prints known by this
highly-skilled artist. (Narazaki also used he art name of "Fuyo" 1916-22.)|
A very rarely encountered print.