Mallard on Stump
Publisher's Seal: Kokkeido (Akiyama Buemon)
Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Size: naga -oban (49,9 x 21,8 cm)
"There are nineteen examples of these large format prints with bird subjects. They are generally considered to be Koson's earliest printed works for the publisher Kokkeidō (Akiyama Buemon), and they appear to be amongst the artist's rarest prints. They are characterised by careful printing and the use of the background wood-grain for effect."
Newland, Perrée and Shaap: Crows, Cranes & Camellia, Leiden, 2001, page 36