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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
A hissing tiger sitting amidst rocks
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya), Tokyo
Date: c. 1910-20
Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Vertical Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiriban), 34.7 x 19 cm (image)
Excellent impression and colours, with visible wood-grain and some gofun white applied to the tiger’s fur. Untrimmed, with margins in top and left. Verso faint glue residue stain in one corner, the other one a little thinner. 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, Muller Coll., No. S2003.8.1846