KASAMATSU -- "Spring at the Moat (Swans)"

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Artist Shiro KASAMATSU
Title "Spring at the Moat (Swans)" ("Ohori no Haru")
Date 1957; DATED First Edition (pre-1960)
Series na
Publisher Unsodo ("gei watermark" lower left margin corner)
Seal, Carver/Printer Okura/Shinmi
Image Size 9 3/4 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine.
Nice "bokashi" shading; baren "sujizuri" to rocks; crisp "key-lines."
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
Slight age-toning. (No flaws noted.) Clean backside.
Reference/Illus Grund #U-86
Comments Remarkably fresh copy. Only PRE-1960 first editions bear the "kanji-dating" seen lower left margin. Publisher's inventory sold out.
Item # Available NOW As JS-1441;
(JS-1440 Sold/AK)
Price $395