KOSON -- "Flowering Wisteria and Insect" (#4)

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA) (1877-1945)
Title "Flowering Wisteria and Insect" (given name)
Date 1910-23
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Good. Clean front and verso. (Two stains lower right; very soft horizontal crease upper image area; bumping to upper margin; light wear.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-43.6.
Comments A colorful flowering wisteria image. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). Lower stain can be easily matted out.
Item # MB-03
Price Special Pricing $195
(Reg $450/$320/$250)