||"A Pair of Pheasants"
(later edition, ca1950/70).
||Obtained directly from publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku's remaining final inventory--
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late 1950's; then sporatically until present day.)
||Publisher's "Hanken shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin.
||10 3/8 x 16 5/8
(large "dai-oban" print)
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to feathers, snow, and sky; light "gauffrage" to pheasant's
tail-feathers; very detailed carving; crisp lines.
||Excellent. Clean front and verso; excellent colors. Full, original margins.
(No flaws noted.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-21.8 and catalogue #141, p142.
||A colorful image of two green pheasants. The pheasant's colored plumage is so highly valued in Japan that it
was designated the national bird of Japan following WWII.