|Notes (1st edition)|
|Publisher (this edition):||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe|
|Date of this item:||1931||1931||1931|
|Notes (this edition)|
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
|Title water birds
Artist Koson Ohara 1877-1945
Period Shin hanga
Description Water birds in a lake in autumn
Note (Watanaabe 6mm round seal on right lower corner)
Format Oban tate-e
Width 10.4 inches = 26.5 cm
Height 15.2 inches = 38.5 cm
Condition very good ... one pin size brown spot on upper middle
Rating 1 = excellent
Koson, Ohara- water birds- 1.jpg is:
Mallards in Coastal Scene
Format: Oban tate-e: 15.25" x 10.25"
Subject: Nine Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), one standing on a rock, gather near a bank covered in Pampas grass. This is one of the few dated designs of the artist's work (in this case Showa 6). It is unusual within Koson's oeuvre in that it includes a detailed landscape element. This style is more in keeping with the work of other Watanabe artists such as Kawase Hasui and Kasamatsu Shiro. See 'Crows, Cranes & Camellias' # S7.2 page 146, Cat. 146 page 146.
Condition: Very fine colors. Full size with margins. Very minor marks and flaws. Generally fine state of preservation.
Impression: Very fine impression with gauffrage.
|This Japanese woodcut print is by Shoson Koson and published by Watanabe. It shows a family of Mallard Ducks in a pond. It is a full sheet with full margins, approx. 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. I believe that this is a very early state, perhaps the first state for this print, but I am not positive. The print is in good condition with wonderful color.
This print (along with 9 others that I am offering) came out of a wonderful estate full of beautiful Japanese objects. The original owners had lived in Japan from the 1930's.