KOSON -- "Two Turkeys"

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Artist KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Two Turkeys"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
(PRE-1923 earthquake)
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to feathers and outlines; much fine detailing; strongly visible "woodgrain" to background.
Condition Very Good++.
Clean front and backside.
Full, original narrow margins (note "kento" mark at lower/right corner).
(Bumping/creasing at bottom; a few scattered marks; light toning.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-38.19.
Comments A highly detailed and colorful pair of turkeys. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
A rarely seen print.
Item # GG-060
Price $575