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Ohara Koson (Shôson) (1877-1945)

A scops owl flying under cherry blossoms, a full moon behind.

Signature: Shôson

Seal: Shôson

Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô, Tokyo (7 mm seal)

Date: Undated (1926)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 36,2 x 23,8 cm (image size)

Excellent impression and colours. Paper lightly age-toned, very faint mat stain at right margin. Later impression (but not a new one) from the original blocks.
Blair, Toledo Cat. 1930, No. 184. Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, S 20.1