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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Shozaburo
Date of this item: 1926 1926 1926 1926
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Japanese Woodblock Print Koson Early Watanabe


Early edition Koson Japanese Woodblock. Titled White Herons & Willow. 15" tall by 10" wide. Bears a early 1930s Watanabe Seal. Wonderful image of 2 heron flying amidst willows. Condition is good with no tears & no trimmed margins. There is a mat line, some toning, a pinhole above the top bird & some very mild foxing mostly between the birds all visible in our picture.

Two Egrets in Flight

Artist: Koson
Format: Oban tate-e: 15.25" x 10.5"

Subject: A pair of Egrets flying through the rain among Willow branches. The first state of this design with the early rectangular Watanabe seal. See Crows Cranes and Camellias, Page 154, where the two states have been inadvertently transposed.

Publisher: Watanabe

Date: 1926

Condition: Full size with large margins. Minor soils, marks and flaws. Generally fine state.

Colour: Fine colors.

Impression: Fine impression with gauffrage.
Sunday, 15 May 2005

Artist: Koson Ohara 1877-1945
Signature: Shoson
Publisher: Watanabe - (first ed. Ca. 1926, this seal used between 1929 - 1942)
Seal: Shoson
Date: ca. 1935
Size: 26,0 x 38,8 cm
Format: oban
Title: Egrets in Rain

Impression: fine
Colors: fine
Condition: fine
Literature: Newland, Amy R.; Jan Perree; and Robert Schaap, Crows, Cranes and Camelias - The natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Hotei Publishing, Leiden, The Netherlands 2001, ISBN=ISBN 90-74822-38-x, Reference: no. 158
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