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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi
Date of this item:
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Saturday, 17 December 2005

Bold and vibrant colors in this 10.5" X 14.5" Japanese Woodblock. This came from the collection of a Vermont gentleman collecting in the 1950's. Based on the sophistication and range of his collection I believe this to be a good 20th C woodblock. I'm not familiar with the name, it came with an overmat on which is written in pencil "Original Print " and "Hoson". I am relying on your knowledge, you now know what I know. Condition is quite good, attachment is with what appears to be 2 spots of glue in the upper corners. Mat size is 19.5" by 13". Also numbered 29 on the back of print.

Title Rooster and Weasel
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.
Impression Excellent.
Colors Excellent - very good Mica background.
Condition Very good Slight toning. Discolorations on the upper margin due to brown stains on verso. Light creases. Lower margin creased.
Description Rooster with decorative long feathers fights against a weasel. Rare design to be seen on the market.
Note "Made in Japan" stamped verso. Carver Maeda, printer Komatsu. Provenance: Robert O. Muller Estate.
Format Oban tate-e
Width Item 10.6 inches = 27.0 cm
Height Item 14.8 inches = 37.5 cm
Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Catalog ID: 7944
Artist: Hoson
Title: Cock Attacking a Weasel
Print Type: Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Edition No: First
Date: c.1930
Publisher: Kawaguchi
Reference No: Crows & Cranes: H41.3
Size: 14-5/8 x 10-5/8 "
Condition: Very fine.
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.

Title Rooster and Weasel
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
Impression excellent
Colors excellent - very good
Condition very good paper toning, slightly creased, a diagonal crease on the upper left background, margins lightly soiled and creased, discolorations on the upper margin.
Description Rooster with decorative long feathers fights against a weasel. Rare design to be seen on the market.
Note "Made in Japan" stamped verso. Carver Maeda, printer Komatsu. Provenance: Robert O. Muller Estate.
Format Oban tate-e
Width Item 10.6 inches = 27.0 cm
Height Item 14.8 inches = 37.5 cm
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