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Artist: Ohara Shoson (Koson)
Title:
Egret in Rain
Date:
1928 by Watanabe, with Watanabe "C" seal; early edition
Size: full oban, approx. 10.25" x 15.5" overall
Condition: VG, one small light spot, printer's smudge in top margin near right corner, drying hole in top left margin, otherwise superb
Impression: Fine, solid key lines, nice surface texture including gauffrage to indicate the egret's feathers, tight registration
Color: Fine, deep saturated color and bleed through to verso
Documentation: S14.3 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, page 197, catalogue #157; Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #190
Notes: A little egret girds itself against a heavy rain at night in this rarely seen and highly sought after Koson design, shown here in an early edition in excellent condition.