Koson -- "Cat and Goldfish Bowl (on orange)"

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Artist Koson (Shoson OHARA)
Title "Cat and Goldfish Bowl (on orange)"
("Kingyo-bachi ni Neko")
Date 1933
(later edition, 1989-present)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe
Seal, Carver/Printer 7mm and "Heisei" seals
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to goldfish, bowl, shadow, and background; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to cat, goldfish, and plant dish; baren "sujizuri" tracings to water area; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #AS-34. Toledo Exhibition 1936 Catalogue #T-194.
Comments A dramatic image of a cat stalking goldfish within a bowl. (Another version exists with a "veranda" background as #S-41.2)
Item # WS-17
Price $325