Koson: Two white egrets
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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Two white egrets (Egretta garzetta) standing in the reeds at night.
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya), Tokyo
Date: C. 1910
Size: Vertical Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiriban), 34.5 x 18.7 cm (image size)
Excellent impression and colours, with white gofun pigment. Untrimmed. Paper only slightly age-toned. Excellent condition. A very lovely and rarely seen print.
Illustrated in Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, p 186, K14.18 and p 80, cat. No. 59; see also Rijksmuseum Collection, Perrée Coll., No. RP-P-1999-506; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), 2008.028.002; Freer Sackler, Robert O. Muller Collection, No. S2003.8.1871