KOSON -- "White Herons and Willow" (#3)

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Title "White Herons and Willow"
("Yanagi ni Shira-Saga")
Date 1926 (Mid-edition printing, 1946-57.)
Provenance Consigned by a discriminating eastcoast USA collector.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "6mm seal"
(used only 1946-57)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to background; deeply "gauffraged" (embossed) birds' feathers; nicely printed green streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Tiny 3/16 tear (archivally repaired) lower margin-- otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #175; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-14.6.
Comments Delightful image of two egrets in flight past a green willow tree.
Item # MM-38
Price Special Pricing $325 (Sold/JP) (Consignor selling entire collection)
(was $475/$380)