Koson: Return to the harbourKoson: Return to the harbour
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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

Sailing boats returning to the harbour in dim light.

Signature: Koson

Seal: Koson

Publisher: unknown (Daikokuya?)

Date: c. 1910-20

Size: Horizontal Chûban, 21,1 x 27 cm

Atmospheric, very rare and early landscape print by the artist, pre-1923.

Excellent early precise impression, fine colours. A tiny printer's stain. Verso at each bottom corner a small faint stain; overall excellent condition.

Ill.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, K 44.26 and Cat. No. 132, p. 136
Cp.: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, No. RP-P-1999-443 (similar size) and Freer Sackler, Robert O. Muller Collection, No. S2003.8.2035 (with margin, wider in size)
The early impressions of this print, published by Daikokuya, were printed with very small or no margins, the later impressions have a “black frame” or full margins.