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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
A hissing tiger sitting amidst rocks.
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya), Tokyo
Date: c. 1910-20
Size: Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiriban), 34.2 x 18.6 cm (overall)
Excellent impression and colours, with strongly visible plate grain and some gofun white application in the fur. Paper a little age toned, brownish in verso, margins trimmed. At bottom left margin stamped "Sold by Daikokuya H. MATSUKI". Verso in lower left corner small red origami crane seal A rarely seen image by the artist.
Ill. in Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, p. 200, no. K 41.7. Cf. also Freer Sackler No. S2003.8.1846