||NARAZAKI, Eisho (1864-1936)
||"Kingfisher Atop Snowladen Reeds" (given name)
||Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
||Artist's "signature/seal" both read "Fuyo"
(no publisher's seals--normal state)
||6 1/2 x 14 7/8
||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.
||Very Good++. Very good colors. Clean front and verso. (Faint staining
upper sky; light wear; slight toning.)
||"The New Wave" pl#83, p109.
||A beautifully printed and highly detailed image of a little kingfisher. One of only two prints known by this
(Narazaki also used he art name of "Fuyo" 1916-22.)
A very rarely seen print.