KOSON -- "Snow on Willow Bridge" (#12)

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Artist KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Snow on Willow Bridge"
("Yanagi-Bashi no Yuki")
Date 1927
(early post-War edition,
1946-1957 printing)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm Seal" (lower/left)
(1946-1957 printing)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to tree's snow accumulation, umbrealla, and bridge boards; lightly over-splashed "gofun" snow; baren "sujizuri"
(tracings) to foreground; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Condition Very Good+++.
Excellent colors.
Very clean front and verso.
(Repair to margin's lower/left corner; light crease lower/right margin; light wear; slight toning.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #194; "Shin-Hanga" pl. #109; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #166.
Comments Considered Koson's finest "bijin/landscape" image.
Not often available. (See related article.)
Item # GG-026
Price $1150