||"Egret on a Snowy Branch"
||Consigned via a NW print collector.
||(Publisher's seals never appear on these early "tanzanku" format prints.)
||6 3/8 x 14 1/4
(plus original narrow margins)
(Frame 8 1/2 x 18 overall)
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; deep "gauffrage" (embossing)
to snow accumulation and feathers; crisp
lines; on a striking "jet-black" background.
||Appears Good to Very Good. Strong colors (greens/yellows present).
(Moderate toning; some scattered spotting, discoloration.)
(Not examined outside frame.) (Minor glass reflections seen in images.)
||"Crows, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #156, pg 152, and book's front cover.
||Unquestionably Koson's finest "kacho-e" image. Quoting: "Richard Illing describes the
print as 'a masterpiece of graphic art'.... one of the most highly valued designs by Koson."
Rarely available--pleasingly age-toned.
(Sold "as-is" inside vintage 1920/30's frame.)
||$1750 (Framed--as shown)