||"Cormorants at Coast"
(early edition, ca1930's)
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate. Private placement--consigned
by a discriminating collector.
about from publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku's remaining inventory.
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late 1950's;
then sporatically until present day.)
||Publisher's "Hanken shoyu, Nishinomiya Yosaku" seal, left margin.
||10 5/8 x 16 1/2
(large "dai-oban" print)
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to feathers, rocks, water, and sky; light "gauffrage" to
cormorant; visible woodgrain to sky; very detailed carving, crisp lines.
(Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso.)
||Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
Full, original margins.
(Slight toning. No flaws noted.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #K-3.3 and catalogue #139, p141.
||A striking image of a red-faced cormorant sitting atop a wave-splashed rocky
outcropping. Pre-War printing.