Koson: Barn swallow
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Ohara Koson (1877-1945)

A barn swallow balancing on the tendril of a flowering wisteria

Signature and seal: Koson

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya), Tokyo

Date: c. 1910-20

Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Shikishiban, 23,2 x 24,4 cm (overall)

Excellent impression, colours, and condition. Verso in top margin attached onto the original presentation cardboard.
Ill. In Reigle Newland/Perrée/Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camellias, The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Leiden/Boston 2010, p. 191, K28.6. Cf also LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), M.2005.158.45.

€ 680,-