KOSON -- "Morehens beneath Flowering Iris" (#2)

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Title "Morehens beneath Flowering Iris"
(given name)
Date pre-1936 (in Watantabe 1936 Catalogue)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed (normal state)
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to background; light "gauffrage" to iris leaves and flower; nicely detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso; full original margins (note "kento" marks right and lower/right). (Minor wrinkling top sky area; very faint stain mid-section (difficult to see); light wear.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-23.1; Watanabe 1936 Catalogue #533.
Comments Colorful image of two moorhens wading below a flowering deep-purple iris. Flawless condition.
Item # MM-39
Price SOLD
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