KOSON -- "Crows in Flight" (#4)

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Title "Crows in Flight"
Date pre-1936 (in 1936 Watanabe Catalogue)
Provenance Consigned by a discriminating eastcoast USA collector.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Pre-1936, never bears publisher's "seal."
Image Size 6 5/8 x 14 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged" (embossed) outline of moon; very detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Very Good++. Clean front and verso. (Small 1/4-inch tear near upper/left corner (archival repair verso); very soft creasing right edge; few scattered spots.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-5.2 and catalogue #151, p148; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #536.
Comments A striking image of two jungle crows boldly set against a full moon. Rarely seen.
Item # MM-53
Price Special Pricing $695 (Sold/MP) (Consignor selling entire collection)
(was $950)