Koson: Dragonfly and lotusKoson: Dragonfly and lotus
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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

A dragonfly on a blooming lotus plant

Signature: Koson

Seal: Koson

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)

Date: c. 1920-30

Size: Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiriban), 34,4 x 18,4 cm (image size)

Fine impression and colours. Woodgrain visible in background. Excellent condition. Verso at bottom margin a small stamp „Made in Japan“. Colour variant. A charming nature scene.

Ill.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, K 9.4, Cat. No 77; see also Freer Sackler, Robert O. Muller Collection, Inv. No. S2003.8.2098; Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Inv. No. RP-P-1999-437.