||"Two Crows in Moonlight"
("Tsuki ni Karasu")
||1927 (very early edition, c1930's).
||Consigned by a very discriminating eastcoast USA collector.
||Watanabe "D-seal" (used only 1931-41).
||9 1/4 x 14 3/4
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) outline of moon and lower limb;
very detailed carving; crisp lines.
Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Bumped bottom/left corner; very slight wear.)
No prior mounts.
||Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #187; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-5.3 and catalogue #150, p148.
||Two jungle crows, strikingly set against a full moon's nightime sky. Rarely seen. Watanabe "D-seal" used
||Special $1500 (SOLD/NK)