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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

Cicada sitting on a trunk of a willow tree.

Signature: Koson

Seal: Koson

Publisher: (Daikokuya)

Date: ca. 1910-20

Size: Ôtanzaku, 34,6 x 18,8 cm (woodblock size)

Excellent early impression with perfect colours, printed with mica on the cicada's wings. Full margins and perfect condition. Originally mounted on handmade paper at upper margin only.

Fig.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, K 40.1.