Soseki -- "Black Moorhens Under Lotus in Rain" (#2)

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Artist Soseki KOMORI (dates unknown, active 1920's)
Title "Black Moorhens Under Lotus in Rain" (given name)
Date ca1920/30's
Provenance Obtained from the Robert O. Muller Collection (via dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Kawaguchi (1931-ca1950)--(tiny "oval seal" right image edge)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 13 7/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to blues and multi-colored lotus leaves; nicely over-print falling rain; much fine detailing. (Tiny verso stamping "Made in Japan.")
Condition Excellent. Wide margins, clean backside.
(Lower/right corner missing; slight toning.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Amoung the finest examples of "bokashi" shading we've ever seen--Soseki was a contemporary of Koson, producing exquisite "kacho-e" prints of the highest quality. Very rarely seen.
Item # PA-25
Price $850 (Sold/JV)