Ohara Koson, Irises

Ohara Koson, Shoson, 1877-1945


signed Shoson with artist's seal Shoson, publisher's seal Hanken shoyu Watanabe Shozaburo (copyright ownership Watanabe Shozaburo), 1926 design, printed ca. 1929-42

oban tate-e 15 3/8 by 10 1/4 in., 39 by 26 cm

This is a very unusual variant state of a 1926 design which originally had a kingfisher in flight above the flowers.

Amy Reigle Newland, et al., Crows Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson, 1877-1945, 2001, p. 160, no. 168
Carolyn M. Putney, et al., Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 218, cat. 185 (with kingfisher)



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November 8, 2019

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