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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

A tit sitting on a branch of a flowering white magnolia.

Seal: Koson

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)

Date: c. 1900-20

Size: Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiriban), 36,3 x 18,9 cm (overall)

Fine impression, colour and condition, with distinct woodgrain. An excellent early impression in a rarer colour variant with blue background (more often grey).

Ill.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, K 29.11; not Freer Sackler and Rijksmuseum?

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