Koson: Goose standing in the snowKoson: Goose standing in the snow
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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

A brown goose standing head erect in the snow; behind her snow-covered reeds and a wintry grey sky.

Signature: Koson

Seal: Koson

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)

Date: c. 1920-30

Size: Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiriban), 34,2 x 18,7 cm (image size)

Fine impression and colours, with gaufrage. An extremely faint diagonal crease line bottom right. Overall excellent condition. Verso at bottom margin a small stamp „Made in Japan“.

Ill.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, K 11.9; Cat. No. 41, p. 66. Also cf. Freer Sackler, Robert O. Muller Collection, Inv. No. S2003.8.1923; Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Inv. No. RP-P-1999-370