KOSON -- "Heron on a Snow-covered Pole" (#4)

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Artist KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
(1877-1945)
Title "Heron on a Snow-covered Pole" (given name)
Date ca1930's
(pre-War printing)
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi & Sakai
(1929-ca1942)
Seal, Carver/Printer Kawaguchi & Sakai "C-seal" (1931-1940's) lower/left margin
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed soft "bokashi" shading to heron, snow-covered areas, and background; light "gauffrage" to heron's outline and snow-covered grasses; soft "sujizuri" circles to grey sky background; highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Strong colors.

Clean front and verso; full original margins.
(Light age-mellowed toning; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Illustrated in "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #H-14.1, pg 203.
Comments A striking image of a single heron sitting upon a snow-covered pole, set against an azure blue/grey background. Technically an outstanding print. RARELY seen.
Item # GG-285
Price $2,100