KOSON -- "Dancing Fox"

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Title "Dancing Fox"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Consigned by a knowledgable SW print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to fox and grasses; visible "woodgrain" to background; highly detailed, crisp lines. Full original margins (note "kento" marks right edge an bottom corner).
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside. (Faint mat-line top/left edges; light toning; paper residues top verso margin; slight wear.) Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso.
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-41.15a.
Comments Whimsical fox wearing lotus leaf image--this version with grasses behind. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # FW-86
Price $850 (Reserved/EP)