KOSON -- "Dragonfly and Lotus" (#7)

(Click HERE for additional image)
(Click HERE for additional image)
(Click HERE for additional image)
Title "Dragonfly and Lotus"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/8 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; nicely visible woodgrain in background; crisp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Very Good++.
Excellent colors.
(Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso margin.)
(Few very faint spots left edge and margin; few tiny marks--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-29.12.
Comments A nicely detailed image of a dragonfly perched atop a lotus leaf. Seldom seen.
Item # GG-225
Price $600
($775 if perfect)