KOSON -- "Egret in Rain" (#3)

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Title "Egret in Rain"
("Uchu no Sagi")
Date 1928 (Early pre-War printing.)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "D-seal"
(used only 1931-41)
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; deep and extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to egret's feathers; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Few scattered marks; very slight wear; light toning.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #190; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-14.3 and cat. #157, p153.
Comments A lone little egret (Egretta garzetta) standing in rain--set against a jet-black sky. Early pre-War printing (1931-41). Rarely seen and highly sought after.
Item # PA-01
Price $1500 (Reserved/DP)