||KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
||"Heron on a Snow-covered Pole" (given name)
||Kawaguchi & Sakai
||Kawaguchi & Sakai "C-seal" (1931-1940's) lower/left margin
||9 3/8 x 14 1/4
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.
Clean front and verso; full original margins.
(Light age-mellowed toning; light wear.)
||Illustrated in "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #H-14.1, pg 203.
||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.