Koson: Frog and lotus leafKoson: Frog and lotus leaf
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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

A frog sitting on a lotus leaf in rain.

Signature: Koson

Seal: Koson

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)

Date: c. 1910-20

Size: Shikishiban, 24 x 25 cm (overall dimension)

First state. Very fine impression, colours and condition. A very charming and rare frog depiction by the artist.

Ill.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, K 39.10 and Cat. No. 95, p. 106.
See also Rijksmuseum Amsterdam No. RP-P-1999-511 and Freer Sackler, Robert O. Muller Collection, No. S2003.8.1969