KOSON -- "Snow on Willow Bridge" (#3)

(Click HERE for additional image)
Title "Snow on Willow Bridge"
("Yanagi-Bashi no Yuki")
Date 1927 (First Edition printing)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "A" seal (Very early, used only 1924-30); appropriate seal for first edition.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) snow accumulation and bridge boards; over-splashed "gofun" snow; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Fresh, clean margins and verso. (Absolutely flawless--an amazingly fresh print.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #194; "Shin-Hanga" pl. #109; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #166.
Comments Considered Koson's finest "bijin/landscape" image. Rare "First Edition" printing. (See related article.)
Item # MM-01
Price $2500 (Sold) (Reduced--was $2900)