KOSON -- "Pagoda in the Rain"

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Title "Pagoda in the Rain"
(given name)
Date c1907-10, PRE-earthquake.
Series na
Publisher Kokkeido
(aka, Akiyama Buemon--
Tokyo publisher, 1877-c1910)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 4 3/4 x 14 1/4
("chu-tanzakuban tate-e")
Impression Very Fine. Superb "bokashi" shading to trees, pagoda, and foreground; light "gauffrage" to falling rain; extremely fine detailing. (Natural paper fiber in sky area right.)
Condition Good to Very Good.
Full original margins (per "kento" marks right and lower/right).
(1/2 tear/hole lower/left repaired from back; light toning and slight wear--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-44.14 (undated, but of 1907-10 period).
Comments Very rare image. PRE-1910 (Note: Kokkeido Publisher ceased business in c1910). Speaking of these unusual format/composition prints, Jan Perree states that he "...has never seen examples outside his own collection"
("CCC," p32).
Item # GG-127
Price Special Pricing $350 (Sold/DC)
($525 if perfect)