||"Kingfisher with Lotus Flower"
||Consigned by a knowledgable SW print collector/dealer.
||Nishinomiya Yosaku (Tokyo publisher, active 1872-1930's)
||10 1/4 x 16 1/2
("dai-oban," large "oban")
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to lotus, flowers, kingfisher, and background;
light "gauffrage" to lotus flower; extremely fine detailing.
||Nearly Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside; full margins (note "kento" marks right).
(Slight wrinkling right edge; couple surface scratches; light toning.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-15.1 and cat# 144.
||Colorful little kingfisher perched on a bent stem with white lotus flower behind.
(Note: Pre-War; bears "signature" deleted on later printings.) Rarely seen.