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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
Related Article
Period Shin hanga
Publisher Watanabe
Signature Shoson
Date 1931
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
Impression excellent
Colors excellent
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

Artist: Koson
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[1931]). 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.

Publisher: Watanabe

Date: 1931

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.
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