||"Egret on a Snowy Branch"
||ca1910-23 (Believed to be pre-earthquake.)
||Consigned via a SW collector.
||(Publisher's seals never appear on these early "tanzanku" format prints.)
||6 3/8 x 14 1/4 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) feathers; crisp
lines; on a striking "jet-black"
||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.)
||"Crows, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #156, pg 152, and book's front cover.
||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."
Will frame/display very nicely.
($3500-$4000 if perfect)