Koson -- "Cuckoo in Flight, Crescent Moon"

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA) (1877-1945)
Title "Cuckoo in Flight, Crescent Moon"
(given name)
Date Early 1900's
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Believed to be Daikoku-ya
(Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer (no publisher's seals--normal state)
Image Size 9 1/4 x 9 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to bird and moon; nicely detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors.
(A few tiny spots; slight toning--otherwise flawless.) Full, original margins. Tiny stamped "Made in Japan" verso margin.
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #K6.1
Comments A delightful image of a cuckoo in flight before a crescent moon.
Item # FW-20
Price Christmas Special $300 (SOLD/LS)
(Reg $395)