||"Sparrows on Blue Wisteria"
||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 leaves, flowers, sparrows,
and background; nicely visible "woodgrain" to background; extremely fine detailing.
(Slight ink-smudge center upper margin.)
||Very Good to Nearly Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside.
(Slight wrinkling upper/right edge; few surface scratches; light toning.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-33.10 and cat# 142.
||Four brown-headed tree sparrows perched on the vine of a flowering blue wisteria.
(Note: Pre-War; bears "signature" deleted on later printings.) Rarely seen.