NARAZAKI, Eisho -- "Kingfisher Atop Snowladen Reeds" (#2)

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Artist NARAZAKI, Eisho (1864-1936)
Title "Kingfisher Atop Snowladen Reeds"
(given name)
Date Early 1920's
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Artist's "signature/seal" both read "Fuyo"
(no publisher's seals--normal state)
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 7/8
Impression 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.
Condition Very Good++. Very good colors.
(A few tiny spots; slight mis-trimming upper margin edge; slight toning.)
Reference/Illus "The New Wave" pl#83, p109.
Comments 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.
Item # FW-17
Price $1150 (Sold/RA)