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Ohara Koson Woodblock Print - Sparrow on Vine of Wild Melon- 1910 SOLD

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Shinhanga: Pre 1910: Item # 1488240

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Ohara Koson
Sparrow on a Vine of Wild Melon
Size: Chuban. Approximately 26.4 x 19.4 cm. 10.375 x 7.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1910.
Artist's signature and seal at lower right.
Publisher: Matsumoto (no. 398).
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 World of Ohara Koson.
Pencil dedication at top back.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Some spotting in sky. Top back corners have paper residue.
- A very rare design.