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Notes (1st edition)Title Cat Catching Mouse rare: provenance: Robert O. Muller estate Artist Koson Ohara 1877-1945 Signature "Hoson". Seal Artist's seal. Dated Ca. 1930s. Publisher Kawaguchi. Medium/Technique Woodblock print. Description Cat is chasing a mouse. They run near a paper lantern and several scattered matches and a match box. Gray background. Format Oban tate-e Width Item 10.8 inches = 27.5 cm Height Item 15.0 inches = 38.0 cm Literature Newland, Amy R.; Jan Perrée & Robert Schaap, "Crows, cranes & camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson", Leiden: Hotei Publishing, 2001, ISBN 90-74822-38-x, - H41.1.
Publisher (this edition): Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi
Date of this item: 1930s
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
A wonderful image of a cat chasing a mouse overturning a lantern as he does. Pristine condition it measures 10 3/4 by 15 inches.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Catalog ID: 7947
Artist: Hoson
Title: Cat Catching a Mouse
Print Type: Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Edition No: First
Date: C.1930
Publisher: Kawaguchi
Reference No: Crows & Cranes: H41.1
Size: 14-1/2 x 10-7/8 "
Condition: Very fine. Strong, blind-stamped embossing on the white fur of the cat.
Notes: Copyright seal in lower left margin. Seal of printer (Komatsu) and carver (Maeda) in lower right margin.

PROVENANCE: An American family collection, by descent from their Grandfather who purchased the print directly from the Kawaguchi publishing firm, about 1930. The collection has been in America since 1935; carefully preserved; never matted or framed.
Rrare: provenance: Robert O. Muller estate
Impression Excellent … Embossed.
Colors Excellent … Light mica.
Condition Very good … Light discoloration along the left margin edge. Dark mounting residues on the back are seen from the front on the four margin corners.

Note Provenance: Robert O. Muller estate. "Kawaguchi" stamped on the lower right margin. Carver Maeda, printer Komatsu. (To see the backside of this print, please click on the large picture to the last enlargement).
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