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Ohara Koson
Crow on Snowy Bough
Size: Approximately 6.25 x 4.25 inches.
Date: ca. 1930s.
Unsigned as originally issued.
Publisher: Daikokuya (Matsuki Heikichi).
Reference: #48b on page 72 of Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Provenance: The Robert O. Muller estate.
"Made in Japan" stamped on back.
Condition: Excellent. Never displayed.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1383929 (stock #Ohara193)
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Ohara Koson
Crow on Cherry Branch
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 13.5 x 7.25 inches.
Date: 1900-1910s.
Reference: K5.3 and plate 47 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Signed and sealed by the artist.
Publisher: Daikokuya.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Toned paper edges.
Note: This is the state and seal illustrated in the Koson catalog.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1385768 (stock #Ohara194)
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Ohara Shoson (Koson)
Sparrows and Bamboo in Snow
Size: Approximately 3.75 x 2.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1930s.
Bears the Shoson seal
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
Note: This rare print is uncatalogued.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1386018 (stock #Ohara195)
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Ohara Koson
Two carp
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 7.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1900s-23.
Koson seal lower left.
Publisher: Daikokuya (41).
Reference: K39.1 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Condition: Tape has been removed from the back. Those areas as well as a crease at the right edge have been reinforced by a conservator. Slight fading.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1393862 (stock #Ohara201)
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Ohara Koson
Peafowl on flowering cherry
Size: ko-tanzaku. Approximately 7.75 x 3.75 inches.
Date: ca. 1900s-1923.
Koson seal at lower right.
Reference: AK.19 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Compare with our large Ohara125 K38.13 published by Daikokuya.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Back lower corner has spot.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1394169 (stock #Ohara205)
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Ohara Shoson (Koson)
Kingfisher on Snow-Covered Reeds
Size: Approximately 7 x 4.75 inches.
Date: ca. 1930s.
Shoson seal at lower left.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Reference: AS.13 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
Note: Embossed snow on this rarely seen design.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1394741 (stock #Ohara209)
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Ohara Shoson (Koson)
Night heron on the bough of a willow tree in the rain
Size: Approximately 11.25 x 10.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1935.
Shoson signature and seal at lower right.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Reference: S14.1 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Never displayed.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1394827 (stock #Ohara208)
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Ohara Hoson (Koson)
Rooster and Weasel
Size: Oban. Approximately 14.75 x 10.75 inches.
Date: 1929. 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.
Made in Japan stamped on verso.
Reference: H41.3 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1396283 (stock #Ohno016)
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Ohno Bakufu
Spiny Lobster
Great Japanese Fish Picture Collection (Dai Nihon gyorui gashu), Volume 1
Date: 1937-38.
Size: Approximately 15.5 x 11 inches.
Artist's signature and seal upper left.
Publisher: Nishinomiya Shoin
Publisher carver, and printer seals lower left.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Matte line near image edge. A few faint foxing spots.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1411381 (stock #Ohara223)
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Ohara Shoson (Koson) (1877~1945)
Rabbits under bush clover and full moon.
Date: 1931.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Bears the Watanabe C (sausage) seal, which was in use between 1929-1942 and is consistent with a first/early edition.
Size: Oban. Approximately 15 x 10 inches.
"Made in Japan" stamped on verso.
Reference: S41.7 in Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Condition: Excellent.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1411691 (stock #Ohara225)
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Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Cranes on Seashore
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25 x 10.25 inches.
Date: 1933.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Watanabe sausage seal (C seal) at right margin, indicating a first edition printed between 1929-1942.
Shoson signature and seal.
Made in Japan stamped on verso.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Reference: S4.1 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Condition: Excellent. Never di...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1412282 (stock #Ohara227)
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Ohara Koson
Wading Egret
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 7.5 inches.
Date: Early 20th century.
Reference: K14.14 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Publisher: Daikokuya
Signed and sealed by the artist.
"Made in Japan" stamped on back.
Condition: Excellent.
Embossing on face, tail, and body.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1950 item #1415548 (stock #Ohno020)
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Ohno Bakufu
Flying Fish (Tobiuo)
Series: Familiar Fishes of Japan (Dai Nihon gyorui gashu)
Size: Oban. Approximately 16 x 11.25 inches.
Date: 1938.
Edition: No. 260 (noted on back in pencil).
Publisher: Kyoto Hanga-in. Publisher's seals on back in English and Japanese.
Artist's signature and seal upper right.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print employing mica and gofun highlights.
Condition: Light toning to former matte edge. Verso toned. Top back center...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1416511 (stock #Ohara229)
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Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Group of Egrets
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.5 x 10.25 inches.
Date: 1927. This edition 1946-1957.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Watanabe 6 mm in lower right corner of image.
Shoson signature and seal.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Reference: S14.5 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Features gauffrage embossing on the birds' bodies. Please see Enlargement 3 to view embossing.
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1417099 (stock #Ohara231)
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Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Crows in Moonlight
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25 x 10.25 inches.
Date: 1927. This edition 1946-1957.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Watanabe 6 mm in lower left corner of image.
Shoson signature and seal.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Reference: S5.3 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Condition: Excellent. A couple of very faint spots in white sky at lower right.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1417715 (stock #Ohara234)
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Ohara Koson
Dancing Fox
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.75 x 7.5 inches.
Publisher: Daikokuya
Date: ca. 1910-1923.
Koson signature and seal.
"Made in Japan" stamped on verso.
Reference: K41.15a in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
The fox wears a lotus leaf on his head. This more rare variant features grasses in the background.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1424457 (stock #Ohara237)
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Ohara Hoson (Koson)
Flowering Lotus
Size: Oban. Approximately 14.25 x 9.5 inches.
Date: 1920s. First 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.
Made in Japan stamped on verso.
Reference: H43.4 and cat. 179 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1960 item #1424504 (stock #Ohara238)
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Ohara Koson (Shoson)
Cockatoo and Pomegranate
Size: Oban. Approximately 15.25 x 10.25 inches.
Date: 1927. This edition 1946-1957.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Watanabe 6mm seal at lower left.
Shoson signature and seal lower right. Pencil signature in lower margin.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Features lovely embossed feathers.
Reference: S36.1 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Condition: Excelle...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1424700 (stock #Ohara241)
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Ohara Koson
Wading Egret With Reeds
Size: Shikishiban. Approximately 11.25 x 10.5 inches.
Date: 1930s.
Koson signature and seal at lower right.
Publisher: Daikokuya (Matsuki Heikichi). This edition published by Kawaguchi.
Reference: AK14.15 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
"Made in Japan" and "No. 25" stamped on verso.
Condition: Excellent with faint dot of foxing on bird's back. Pencil notes at back margi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1424796 (stock #Ohara242)
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Ohara Koson
Nuthatcher Atop Persimmon
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 7.25 inches.
Date: ca. 1910s-1920s.
Koson seal lower right.
Publisher: Daikokuya (89)
Reference: K18.1 and in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Pencil notation on back.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1429109 (stock #Unidentif128)
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Goats at Sunset Artist: Seal not read.
Date: Early twentieth century.
Size: 5.5 x 3.5 inches.
Publisher: Shmbi Shoin.
Medium: Japanese woodblcock print.
Condition: Excellent. Sent by Shozo Nakamura to Dr. and Mrs. Dr. Dawson.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1432654 (stock #Ohara245)
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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 1940 item #1432987 (stock #Ohara246)
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Ohara Shoson (Koson)
Pheasant and Grasses
Size: Approximately 5.5 x 3.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1930s.
Shoson seal at lower right.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Reference: AS.14 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1433027 (stock #Ohara247)
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Ohara Shoson (Koson)
Peacock and Peahen in a Flowering Cherry Tree
Size: Approximately 5.5 x 3.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1930s.
Shoson seal at right.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Reference: AS.30 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1434006 (stock #Ohara250)
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Ohara Koson
White Eagle On Pine Branch During a Heavy Storm
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 13.5 x 7.375 inches.
Date: ca. 1900s-1923.
Koson signature and seal at upper right.
Publisher: Daikokuya
Reference: K13.10 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print on heavy paper.
Condition: Some darker areas near edge from former adhesive. Toning. Pencil notes on back. Mottled area at lower l...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1436508 (stock #Ohara251)
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Ohara Koson
Roaring Tiger
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.25 x 7.75 inches.
Date: ca. 1900s-1923.
Koson signature and seal at lower right.
Publisher: Daikokuya.
Reference: K41.6 and cat. 134 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent.
"A tiger roars as it stands on a mountain ridge and looks over the crescent moon far below. The original painting for this...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1436772 (stock #Ohara253)
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Ohara Koson
Three small birds on a twig of a red maple
Size: Approximately 17.5 x 12.5 cm. 6.75 x 4.875 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Koson signature and seal at lower left.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 440).
Reference: AK.18 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Slight wave in paper around original publisher's label at back.
An early and rarely seen design.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1437092 (stock #Ohara255)
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Ohara Koson
Two songbirds on a cherry tree
Size: Approximately 17 x 12 cm. 6.625 x 4.625 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Koson signature and seal at right.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 435).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: A few foxing spots. Slight wave in paper around original publisher's label at back.
An early and rarely seen design not found in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1437538 (stock #Ohara262)
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Ohara Koson
Snipe at Waterside
Size: Approximately 17.0 x 12.2 cm. 6.625 x 4.75 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Koson signature and seal at lower left.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 448). The Matsumoto catalog calls this print Magpie Searching For Food at the Edge of a Marsh.
Reference: AK.14 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent with light creasing where original publ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1437600 (stock #Ohara263)
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Ohara Koson
Small Bird on a Morning Glory
Size: Approximately 16.9 x 12 cm. 6.5 x 4.625 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Koson signature and seal at lower left.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 438).
AK.24 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: A couple of spots the lower sky.
An early and rarely seen design.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Shinhanga : Pre 1910 item #1437643 (stock #Ohara264)
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Ohara Koson
Two birds on thin twigs with red berries
Size: Approximately 16.8 x 11.8 cm. 6.625 x 4.625 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Koson signature and seal at lower left.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 436).
Reference: K35.18 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Slight wave in paper around original publisher's label at back.
An early and rarely seen design.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1437645 (stock #Ohara265)
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Ohara Koson
Quail in Moonlight
Size: Approximately 17 x 12 cm. 6.75 x 4.75 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Koson signature and seal at lower left.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 447).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Faint foxing spots. Light creasing at top right edge.
An early and rarely seen design not found in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1438787 (stock #Ohara277)
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Ohara Koson
Heron (Egret) on a Willow Tree
Size: Approximately 17 x 12 cm. 6.625 x 4.75 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Koson signature and seal at upper right.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 437).
Reference: AK.12 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Slight wave in paper around original publisher's label at back. A few marks in sky.
An early and rarely seen desig...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1439203 (stock #Ohara275)
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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 #1439304 (stock #Ohara278)
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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 1940 item #1439722 (stock #Ohara273)
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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...