KOSON -- "Cormorants at Coast"

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Title ""Cormorants at Coast"
(given name)
Date ca1930's
(later edition, ca1960/70).
Provenance Obtained directly from publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku's remaining final inventory-- (learn more).
Series na
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late 1950's; then sporatically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer Publisher's "Hanken shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin.
Image Size 10 5/8 x 16 1/2
(large "dai-oban" print)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to feathers, rocks, water, and sky; light "gauffrage" to cormorant; visible woodgrain to sky; very detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso; excellent colors. Full, original margins.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-3.3 and catalogue #139, p141.
Comments A striking image of a red-faced cormorant sitting atop a wave-splashed rocky outcropping.
Item # JS-2139
Price $1050 (Sold/FM)