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Koson

Ohara Koson

Shoson, 1877-1945

Egret in Rain
(Uchu no sagi)

singed Shoson with artist's seal Shoson, the publisher's seal on lower right margin, hanmoto Watanabe hangaten (publisher Watanabe print shop), 1928

oban tate-e 15 1/8 by 10 1/4 in., 38.5 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.

References:
Amy Reigle Newland; Jan Perree; and Robert Schapp, Crows, Cranes & Camellias: the Natural World of Ohara Koson, 1877-1945, 2001, p. 197, no. 157
Carolyn M. Putney, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, cat. no. 197
(inv. no. 10-5040)

price: $ 3,500

kikumon

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