kacho-e woodblock by Japanese artist Ohara Koson [Shoson; Hoson] (1877-1945).
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Crow and Cherry Blossoms
Ohara Koson [Shoson; Hoson] (1877-1945)
n.d. c. 1910
Seal: Artist's seal Koson
Newland, Amy R.; Jan Perrée & Robert Schaap, "Crows, cranes &
camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson", Leiden: Hotei Publishing,
2001, ISBN 90-74822-38-x, - pg. 70. Pl.46.
Ohara Koson [Shoson;
Hoson] (1877-1945) was born in Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture in the
North of Japan with the given name Ohara Matao. He had studied painting
as a student of Suzuki Koson. He is best known for his kacho-e or
wildlife prints, of which his designs were produced in prolific numbers
for a primarily Western market and range from images of haunting realism
to humorous depictions of animals at play.
Condition: Excellent. Full sheet with margins