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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

A pair of green pheasants (Phasanius versicolor, jap. Kiji) on weeping cherry

Seal: Koson

Publisher: (Daikokuya)

Date: about 1910

Size: Ôtanzaku, 34,9 x 18,9 cm

Excellent early impression, perfect colours. Strong relief printing and glossy lacquer style printing. Very nice bokashi at the blue background, well visible wood grain. Sehr schönes Bokashi im blauen Hintergrund, mit gut sichtbarer Holzmaserung. Full margins and perfect condition.

Contemporary, probably original, high quality state of presentation: at uppermost white margin slightly mounted on a larger cream hand made sheet of paper, which is decorated at its lower centre with a round art nouveau vignette with cherry blossoms and waves, printed with gold pigments.

Fig.: Reigle Newland / Perrée / Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden / Boston 2010, K 21.9, Catalogue No 37.