KOSON -- "Dancing Fox" (#3)

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Title "Dancing Fox"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance A consigned print--obtained from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death.
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to fox; visible "woodgrain" to background; highly detailed, crisp lines. Full original margins (note "kento" marks right edge an bottom corner).
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
(No flaws noted.) Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso.
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-41.15.
Comments A whimsical fox wearing lotus leaf image--this version without grasses behind.
PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # PA-40
Price $1250 (Sold/JH)