KOSON -- "Tree Sparrow and Bamboo"

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Title "Tree Sparrow and Bamboo" (given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a discriminating southern USA collector.
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; nicely visible woodgrain entire background; sharp key-lines, much fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original margins (note "kento marks" right edge, bottom right). (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-33.2.
Comments A delightful Koson image. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # PA-02
Price $1250 (Sold/GV)