KOSON -- "Rooseter and Hen"

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Artist KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Rooseter and Hen""
(given name)
Date c1910-23
(PRE-1923 earthquake)
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/2 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; much fine detailing; strongly visible "woodgrain" to background.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Clean front and backside.
Full, original narrow margins (note "kento" mark at lower/right corner).
(Slight wear; light toning.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" cat #85 and pl# K-38.5.
Comments A beautifully rendered rooster/hen composition--somewhat more stylistic that Koson's typical works.
An elegant design set against a beautiful woodgrain backbround. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
A seldom seen print.
Item # GG-210
Price $675