KOSON -- "Fireflies" (#3)

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Fireflies" (given name)
Date ca1930 (in Watanabe's 1936 Catalogue)
Provenance Private placement--consigned.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed (normal state for this print)
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to night sky, reeds, rock and water area; nicely detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Good to Very Good. Excellent colors. Original narrow margins as published.
(One-inch crease/tear upper/left corner, 1/4-inch tear left edge and lower/right corner; two small archival-tape repairs; thin tape residue top verso margin; light wear; slight toning.)
Reference/Illus Watanabe's 1936 Catalogue, #546; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-40.2, and Cat#164 pg 158.
Comments A delightful image of four colorful fireflies seen fluttering in the dark above reeds along a riverbank.
Very seldom seen.
Item # LR-07
Price $775 Special (Sold/JC)
(reg $950)