KOSON -- "Geese and Reeds" (#2)

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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. Skillful "bokashi" shading to green reeds; "gauffrage" (embossing) to swan's feathers and reflection; nicely detailed carving. (Very minor ink-smuding lower/right margin edge.)
Condition Excellent. Very clean front and verso.
(Few tiny surface scratches--otherwise flawless.)
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, near-flawless condition.
Item # MB-50
Price Special Pricing $400
(Reg $525)