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Koson

Ohara Koson

Shoson, 1877-1945

Crow on Snowy Branch

signed Shoson, sealed Shoson, published by Watanabe Shozaburo, ca. 1930s

o-tanzaku 15 by 6 3/4 in., 38.1 by 17.3 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. His prints are generally not dated and frequently without publisher seals.

Reference:
Amy Reigle Newland et. al., Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, 2001, p. 196, cat. no. S5.5

price: $ 1,100

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