NARAZAKI, Eisho -- "Kingfisher Atop Snowladen Reeds" (#6)

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Artist NARAZAKI, Eisho (1864-1936)
Title "Kingfisher Atop Snowladen Reeds" (given name)
Date Early 1920's
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Artist's "signature/seal" both read "Fuyo"
(no publisher's seals--normal state)
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; "gofun" over-splashed as snow; "gauffrage" to reed's snow accumlation; lightly visible woodgrain to sky; very highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Good++. Quite good colors. Clean front and verso. (Light curling top, slight creasing left edge; light toning; few scattered marks; scattered wear.)
Reference/Illus "The New Wave" pl#83, p109.
Comments A beautifully printed and highly detailed image of a little kingfisher. One of only two prints known by this highly-skilled artist.
(Narazaki also used he art name of "Fuyo" 1916-22.)
A very rarely seen print.
Item # FW-96
Price No Longer Available
(Special Pricing $475)

(Reg $600)