Ohara Koson (Shoson). 1877-1945.
White Fronted Geese Flying above Reeds and Water. c. 1933. Shikishiban: 10 10/16 x 9 1/16 (sheet 10 14/16 x 9 12/16). Signed and sealed Shoson. Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo. Illustrated: Crows, Cranes & Camellias, S11.6, p. 197. 'MADE IN JAPAN' stamp verso, indicating an impression printed for the US market after 1921. A fine impression with subtle shading and gauffrauge in the 2 large birds' feathers. Based on the body markings, these actually appear to be mallard ducks not geese.Pristine color and condition. $500.
Ukiyoe: Twentieth Century (small images).
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