Konen UEHARA -- "Kegon Waterfall, Nikko"

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Artist Konen UEHARA
(1878-1940)
Title "Kegon Waterfall, Nikko"
Date c1907-23;
(pre 1923 Tokyo Earthquake)
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection (following his death, via dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Kobayashi-ya Bunshichi ("leaf-shaped" seal)
(Tokyo publisher--known active c1875 until 1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 4 3/4 x 14 1/8
(no margins--as published)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; nicely visible "woodgrain" to background area; deep saturation of pigments; nicely detailed carving.
(Pencil "Waterfall--Konen" and #350 stamping verso.)
Condition Nearly Excellent.
(Light toning; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus The New Wave (pg 102).
Comments "Aizuri" (shades of blue) image of Nikko's Kegon Falls. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Kobayashi-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
A very RARE print.
(All copies have coloration in waterfall's water area.)
Item # GG-091
Price $650