Koson -- "Kingfisher and Iris"

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Kingfisher and Iris"
("Hana-Shobu no Hisui")
Date 1926
(later edition, 1989-present)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe
Seal, Carver/Printer "7mm" and "Heisei" seals
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to kingfisher, iris flowers and foliage, and two-color background; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to iris; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #176; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-15.1 and cat# 168 pg 160.
Comments A gorgeous image of a little kingfisher in flight above a deep purple iris (Japanese kakitsubata) which is native to Japan.
Item # Available SOON, Inquire;
(JS-2868 Sold/TS;
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Price $325