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Ohara Koson (Shôson) (1877-1945)

A pair of mandarin ducks swimming under snow-covered reed grass.

Signature: Shôson

Seal: Shôson

Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô, Tokyo (7mm seal)

Date: Undated (1935)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 36.2 x 23.7 cm (image size)

Excellent impression, colours and condition. Later edition from the original blocks.

Blair, Toledo Cat. 1936, No. 203. Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, p 7.5 and ill. p. 147, cat. No. 148€ 550,-

€ 550,- reserved