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Group of Egrets - Ohara   Koson (Shoson) prints

Group of Egrets

By Ohara Koson (Shoson)

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Group of Egrets - Ohara   Koson (Shoson) print

Ohara Koson (Shoson)
1927

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Date: 1927

Medium: woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 38.6 by 26 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: $2900 (excl. taxes)

Description:

signed Shoson with artist's seal Shoson, with publisher's seal on lower right margin, Hanken shoyu Watanabe Shozaburo (Copyright ownership, Watanabe Shozaburo), ca. 1927

oban tate-e 15 1/4 by 10 1/4 in., 38.6 by 26 cm

Ohara Koson was one of the most important and prolific kacho-ga (bird and flower) woodblock prints artists of the early 20th century shin-hanga (new print) movement. He began publishing prints with Watanabe Shozaburo after the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, around 1926. Before the earthquake, Koson published kacho-ga with Kokkeido (Akiyama Buemon) in Nihonbashi; Daikokuya (Matsuki Heikichi) in Ryogokubashi; and Nishinomiya Yosaku; always using the go (artist's name) Koson. When he began publishing with Watanabe Shozaburo, he adopted the go, Shoson.

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