KOSON -- "Egret on a Snowy Branch" (#7)

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Title "Egret on a Snowy Branch"
(given name)
Date ca1910-23 (Believed to be pre-earthquake.)
Provenance Consigned via a SW collector.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer (Publisher's seals never appear on these early "tanzanku" format prints.)
Image Size 6 3/8 x 14 1/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) feathers; crisp lines; on a striking "jet-black"
Condition Good++. Strong colors.
Clean backside; full, original margins.
(Edge damages; 3 short image tears; scattered light creasing/few surface scratches; couple tiny spots; light toning.)
Reference/Illus "Crows, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #156, pg 152, and book's front cover.
Comments Unquestionably Koson's finest "kacho-e" image. Quoting: "Richard Illing describes the print as 'a masterpiece of graphic art'.... one of the most highly valued designs by Koson." Rarely available.
Will frame/display very nicely.
Item # KK-01
Price $1,750 (Sold/CM)
($3500-$4000 if perfect)