KOSON -- "Roaring Tiger Near Rocks"

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Title "Roaring Tiger Near Rocks"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/2 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; strongly visible "woodgrain"; "gauffrage" (embossing) to tiger's details; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. Clean front and verso. Full original margins (note "kento" mark right edge). (Light toning--no flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-41.7.
Comments A bold and highly detailed tiger image. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). Rare.
Item # FW-59
Price Special $825 (Sold/SG)
(Reg $1050)