Koson: Nuthatch with persimmonKoson: Nuthatch with persimmon
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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

A nuthatch (Sitta europaea) sitting on a branch with ripe persimmon fruits (kaki)

Signature: Koson

Seal: Koson

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)

Date: c. 1910-20

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

Very good impression and colours. Full margins. Paper slightly age toned, a few small faint stains, mainly in marginal areas. Upper corners verso attached on presentation cardboard. Very good condition. Verso on bottom margin a small stamp „Made in Japan“.

Ill.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, K 18.1. and p. 173, fig. 38. Also cf. Freer Sackler, Robert O. Muller Collection, Inv. No. S2003.8.1907.