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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

A monkey swinging from a thin bamboo stem, eyeing an insect flying underneath.

Signature: Koson

Seal: Koson

Publisher: Daikokuya, Tokyo

Date: c. 1910-20

Size: Vertical Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiriban), 34.7 x 19 cm (overall)

Excellent impression and colours. Margins trimmed. Paper only slightly age-toned. A little paper thinning in corners in verso, expertly restored.

One of Koson’s best monkey portraits, rarely seen.

Fig. in Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, p. 201, K 41.27. Cf. also Rijksmuseum Coll., No. RP-P-1999-502;

€ 980,-