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Ohara Koson (Hôson) (1877-1945)

A Pekinese dog (Japanese Chin) and a bush warbler in a cage

Signature: Hôson

Seal: Hôson

Carver: Itô

Printer: Komatsu

Publisher: Kawaguchi, Tokyo

Date: c. 1930s

Size: Vertical Ôban, 33,1 x 24,1 cm (image size)

Early impression. Excellent impression and colours, with strong relief printing, visible wood grain and fine bokashi. Paper barely age-toned. Excellent condition. On bottom verso small stamp „Made in Japan“ and publisher’s stamp with number „36“.

A rarely seen image; one of the few prints pf the artist that were published by Kawaguchi and signed with his third artist’s name “Hôson“
Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, S 20.1 (variant with blossom branch)

€ 1.650,-