KOSON -- "Bull-headed Shrike Watching Spider"

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Title "Bull-headed Shrike Watching Spider"
(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 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to bird's outline; white "gofun" pigments to intricate spider's web; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good+++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Originally narrow margins trimmed close to image edges; slight toning verso.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-25.1.
Comments A delightful and highly detailed bird/spider image. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). Rare.
Item # FW-71
Price Special $750 (Sold/DK)
(Reg $950)