KOSON -- "Geese and Reeds"

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA) (1877-1945)
Title "Geese and Reeds"
("Yoshi ni Gacho")
Date 1928 (1946-57 printing)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "6-mm seal" lower/right
(used only 1946-57)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4 ("oban")
Impression Very Fine. "Bokashi" shading to green reeds; "gauffrage" (embossing) to swan's feathers and reflection; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl#S-11.3; 1930 Toledo Exhibition #191.
Comments Two white geese swimming among reeds, with reflection--set against a jet-black background.
Early post-War printing, flawless condition.
Item # MB-20
Price (Sold/MW)
Bi-Weekly Special $450

(Reg $575)