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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

A seated monkey in a red jacket gazes attentively at an insect sitting on his hand.

Signature: Koson

Seal: Koson

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)

Date: c. 1900

Size: Shikishiban, 23 x 23,5 cm

Very good impression and colours. Retains old album backing. Minimal faint creasing on bottom, else excellent condition.

Ill. in: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, p. 200, K 41.19

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