KOSON -- "Sparrows/Cherry Blossoms"

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Title "Sparrows/Cherry Blossoms"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 x 13 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; strongly visible woodgrain to background; "gauffrage" (embossing) to bird's bodies and feathers; falling cherry blossoms over-printed with pinkish "gofun"; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good. Clean front and verso. (Light toning; light wear--top edge possibly trimmed?)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-33.5.
Comments Under falling cherry blossoms, a tree sparrow in flight above three chicks. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # GG-160
Price $625