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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1462327 (stock #Ohara301)
Era Woodblock Prints
$600.00
Ohara Shoson (Koson)
White-fronted Geese Flying in Front of a Full Moon
Size: 15.0 x 6.75 inches.
Date: 1930s.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
First edition.
Shoson signature and seal lower right.
Reference: S11.7 in Crows, Cranes, and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Very slight wave in paper at upper right corner. Back edges have mounting residue.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1460208 (stock #Ohara299)
Era Woodblock Prints
$750.00
Ohara Koson
Siberian Blue Robin (Nightingale)
Size: Shikishiban. Approximately 9.75 x 9.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1912.
Koson signature and seal at lower left.
Publisher: Daikokuya.
Reference: K26.3 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Note: This print is very rare. We've noticed another example in the Rijks Museum collection.
Condition: A conservator has repaired tears at three corners. The artist's name is noted i...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1459115 (stock #Ohara298)
Era Woodblock Prints
$3,700.00
Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Mallards and Lotus
Size: Large toku-oban. Approximately 17.125 x 12.25 inches.
Date: pre-1936. First edition.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. First and only edition with Watanabe D seal in right margin.
Shoson signature and seal lower right.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Reference: S7.1 aand cat. 145 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland). Watanabe cat. #O-51.
Condition: Excellent with full...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1456557 (stock #Ohara296)
Era Woodblock Prints
$350.00
Ohara Koson
Eagle watching small bird (Eagle with outspread wings)
This example has a Matsumoto Print Works tag on the back (#105). The ca. 1910 Matsumoto catalog lists the print as "Eagle on a Tree."
Size: Ko-tanzaku. Approximately 7.75 x 3.75 inches.
Date: ca. 1900s-1923.
Koson seal at lower right.
References: Matsumoto #105. AK.11 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Compare with our large Ohara111 K13.2 publishe...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1453437 (stock #Ohara295)
Era Woodblock Prints
$1,100.00
Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Magpie and Magnolia
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25 x 10.25 inches.
Date: 1931. This edition 1946-1957.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Watanabe 6 mm seal at lower left.
Shoson signature and seal lower right.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Reference: S5.1 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Condition: Excellent. Point-sized mark at bottom edge. A point of foxing at back right margin lin...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1451606 (stock #Ohara293)
Era Woodblock Prints
$1,250.00
Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Redstarts on Flowering Cherry Branch
Image size: Approximately 13.5 x 7.25 inches.
Matte size: 19.25 x 12 inches.
Date: 1910-20.
Koson signature and seal at lower right.
Publisher: Daikokuya.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
The print is attached at its top corners to a matte board.
Reference: K26.5 in Koson catalog.
Condition: Matte board stained at bottom edge.
"Two Daurian redstarts (Phoenicurus auroreus) are perche...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1450707 (stock #Ohara291)
Era Woodblock Prints
$950.00
Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Hawk In Snow
(aka. A goshawk peers from a snow-covered pine bough) Date: 1926
Image size: Approximately 14.5 x 9.75 inches.
Frame size: 20.5 x 15.5 inches.
Date: 1910-20.
Koson signature and seal at lower right.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Floated in a UV-protective glass frame.
Reference: S13.3 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson.

Condition: Excel...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1940 item #1445497 (stock #Ohara284)
Era Woodblock Prints
$700.00
Ohara Shoson (Koson)
Two wild ducks near water; reeds behind
Size: O-tanzaku Approximately 15 x 6.75 inches.
Date: 1930s.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Shoson signature and seal.
Reference: S7.4 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Amy Reigle Newland).
Condition: Excellent. Top back has two pieces of archival tape.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1443937 (stock #Ohara283)
Era Woodblock Prints
$550.00
Ohara Koson
Sparrow on a Vine of Wild Melon
Size: Chuban. Approximately 25.3 x 17.9 cm. 9.875 x 7 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Artist's signature and seal at lower right.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 398). Label at back.
The signature and seal are unusual, but the contemporaneous Matsumoto catalog notes, "A most delicate and charming picture. The fine workmanship is visible in every touch. By Koson."
Reference: Not listed in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural Wor...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1443653 (stock #Ohara282)
Era Woodblock Prints
$1,900.00
Ohara Hoson (Koson)
Carp jumping for insect, wisteria above
Size: Oban. Approximately 14.625 x 10.75 inches.
Date: 1931.
Publisher: Kawaguchi and Sakai. Publisher's seal in right margin. Carver (Ito) and printer (Komatsu) seals in left margin.
Bear Koson's "Hoson" signature and seal.
"Made in Japan" stamped on verso as well as the number 39.
Reference: H39.1 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1441625 (stock #Ohara280)
Era Woodblock Prints
$2,950.00
Ohara Hoson (Koson)
A Nest of Swallows
Reference: An uncatalogued design.
Size: Oban. Approximately 14.75 x 10.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1930. First and only edition.
Publisher: Kawaguchi and Sakai. Publisher's seal in right margin. Carver (Maeda) and printer (Komatsu) seals in left margin.
Koson's "Hoson" signature and seal at lower right.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Slight fading. Light creasing through artist's seal and lower margins.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1439722 (stock #Ohara273)
Era Woodblock Prints
$225.00
Ohara Koson
Birds in flight in snow
Size: Approximately 15.8 x 9.8 cm. 6.75 x 4.75 inches.
Date: ca. 1930s.
Koson signature at lower right. Unsealed.
Uncatalogued. Does not appear in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: A small hole below the lower bird. Corner bends and creases. Please see photos 3 and 4.
This design is a curiosity as it is very similar to our Hiroshi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1439520 (stock #Ohara272)
Era Woodblock Prints
$150.00
Ohara Koson (?)
Three Birds (Gallinules) (Matsumoto catalog name)
Size: Approximately 14.4 x 9.0 cm. 5.75 x 3.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Sealed "Yamagishi," which may be the carver Kazue Yamagishi (1891-1984).
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 420)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
An early and rarely seen design. Not found in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland) but similar to the artist's gallinule d...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1439304 (stock #Ohara278)
Era Woodblock Prints
$325.00
Sparrow on Hortensia (Blue Hydrangea) (aka. A Songbird Among Hydrangea)
Size: Kotanzaku. Approximately 19.4 x 9.6 cm. 7.75 x 3.75 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 106).
Kono Bairei seal at lower left. Bairei died in 1895, which, curiously, was before Matsumoto was in business. Matsumoto has also issued this print with a proper Koson seal. Please see an example in our last photo.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Pucker in paper...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1439203 (stock #Ohara275)
Era Woodblock Prints
$200.00
Ohara Koson
A Bird on Mokuren (Matsumoto catalog name)
Size: Approximately 14.2 x 9.0 cm. 5.625 x 3.65 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Sealed "Yamagishi," which may be the carver Kazue Yamagishi (1891-1984).
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 423)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Small wave in paper near orignal publisher's tag at back.
An early and rarely seen design. Found in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle New...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1437428 (stock #Ohara261)
Era Woodblock Prints
$375.00
Ohara Koson
Wild Geese Over the Sea
Size: Approximately 17 cm x 12 cm. 6.625 x 4.625 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Koson signature and seal at lower right.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 441).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Crease at bottom edge near publisher's tag.
An early and rarely seen design similar to K11.21 "Two white-fronted geese flying above water" in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1432654 (stock #Ohara245)
Era Woodblock Prints
$225.00
Ohara Shoson (Koson)
Two sparrows next to a snow-covered nandin bush
Size: Approximately 5.5 x 3.5 inches.
Date: 1930s.
Shoson seal lower left.
Reference: AS.21 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
"Made in Japan" stamped on verso.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1432363 (stock #Ohara244)
Era Woodblock Prints
$975.00
Ohara Koson
Two Mallards in Flight in Front of a Full Moon
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 7.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1910-1923.
Koson signature and seal
"Made in Japan" stamped on verso.
Publisher: Daikokuya (108)
Reference: K7.1 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Margin chip upper right corner.