KOSON -- Nanten Bush and Fly-catchers in Snow

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Title "Nanten Bush and Fly-catchers in Snow" ("Setchu Nanten ni Ruricho")
Date 1929 (Early-edition, likely c1930's/40's)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed (not uncommon from Watanabe Publisher), but clearly pre-War.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to accumulated snow, birds, and background; "gauffraged" (embossed) under-feathers and accumulated snow; baren "sujizuri" to gray background; highly detailed, crisp key-lines.
Condition Very Good to Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean backside. Light toning; two small spots lower left margin.
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #193; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #S33.2.
Comments Colorful and well-printed "kacho-e" image. Unsealed prints (hand-applied) are not uncommon from Watanabe; but clearly pre-War.
Item # JS-1750
Price $650 (Reserved)