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Koson

Ohara Koson

Shoson, 1877-1945

Geese in Water
(Suichu no gacho)

signed Shoson with artist's seal Shoson, the publisher's information on the lower left margin, hanmoto Tokyo Ginza Watanabe mokuhanga ho (publisher Watanabe woodblock print store, Ginza, Tokyo), 1928

oban yoko-e 10 3/8 by 15 3/8 in., 26.5 by 39.2 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.

References:
Amy Reigle Newland; Jan Perree; and Robert Schapp, Crows, Cranes & Camellias: the Natural World of Ohara Koson, 1877-1945, 2001, p. 197, no. S11.1
Carolyn M. Putney, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, cat. no. 194
(inv. no. 10-5038)

price: $ 650

kikumon

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