Koson: Mallards under a full moonKoson: Mallards under a full moon
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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

Two mallards peacefully sleeping under a full moon in the water between reeds.

Signature: Koson

Verleger: Daikokuya?

Date: c. 1910-23?

Size: Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiriban), 34 x 18,3 cm (image size)

Excellent impression, colours and condition. With gaufrage and visible woodgrain.

Ill.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, K 7.6 , adding the note that this subject without Koson’s seal was also known, being a later reprint by the publisher Adachi.

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