|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
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.
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
Publisher: Watanabe - (first ed. Ca. 1926, this seal used between 1929 - 1942)
Date: ca. 1935
Size: 26,0 x 38,8 cm
Title: Egrets in Rain
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