KOSON -- "Geese under Banana Plant"

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Title "Geese under Banana Plant"
(given name)
Date ca1910 blocks
(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.)
Pre-earthquake (pre-1923) Daikokuya Publisher's blocks purchased mid-1930's.
Seal, Carver/Printer Publisher's "Hanken shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 17 3/8
(large "dai-oban" print)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to feathers, foliage, and background; light "gauffrage" to feathers; visible woodgrain to foreground and sky; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso; excellent colors. Full, original margins. (Light age-toning; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-11.1 and catalogue #109, p118.
Comments A delightful composition of two geese under the large leaves of a banana plant.
Item # JS-2140
Price $875 (Sold)