||"Bull-headed Shrike Watching Spider"
||Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
||Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||7 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing)
to bird's outline; white "gofun" pigments to intricate spider's web; highly detailed carving.
||Very Good+++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Originally narrow margins trimmed close to image edges; slight toning verso.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-25.1.
||A delightful and highly detailed bird/spider image.
PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). Rare.
||Special $750 (Sold/DK)