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Ohara Koson (1877 – 1945)

A sailing boat setting course to the open sea at night. In the background some small islands with pine trees, probably at the coast of Matsushima

Signature: Koson (bottom right corner)

Seal: Koson

Publisher: unknown (Daikokuya?)

Date: 1910-20

Size: Horizontal Chûban, 20,8 x 26,5 cm

Atmospheric, very rare and early landscape print by the artist, pre-1923.

Excellent early and very precise impression, printed exclusively in shades of grey and black. At the bottom corners barely visible short diagonal dog ear folds (smoothed). Minor creases; verso at upper left corner small mounting remnant.
Overall still excellent condition of this extremely rare print.

Ill.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, K 44.25. No copy of this print can be allocated in the Collection of the Freer Sackler Museum (Muller) Collection, nor in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Collection.