||Koson (Shoson OHARA)
||"Owl and Crescent Moon"
||Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death).
||Believed Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||7 1/2 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; strongly visible woodgrain
to grey background; light "gauffrage" to owl and moon; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Excellent colors. Very clean front and verso. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge,
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-20.6 and cat# 81, pg 97.
||A wonderful Koson owl image. An original painting is known for this design.
Rarely seen. Muller Estate's inventory is "Sold Out." Now RARE.