Koson: Monkey and bee
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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
A seated monkey in a red jacket gazes attentively at an insect sitting on his hand.
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
Date: c. 1900
Size: Shikishiban, 23 x 23,5 cm
Very good impression and colours. Retains old album backing. Minimal faint creasing on bottom, else excellent condition.
Ill. in: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, p. 200, K 41.19