Koson: Two monkeys
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Ohara Koson – Shôson (1877-1945)
Two monkeys sitting in the grass between young ferns, curiously studying a butterfly. Another butterfly is fluttering in the air.
Date: c. 1930
Size: Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiriban), 34,3 x 16,5 cm (image size)
Early impression in excellent quality and colours. Verso at corners faint stains from prior attachment. Else excellent condition. Verso on bottom margin Watanabe inventory number stamp „No. 259“.
Ill.: Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, S 41.16. See also Rijksmuseum Collection No. RP-P-2012-91.