Artwork Details for Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson "Three Geese and Sun"


Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson - Three Geese and Sun

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Three Geese and Sun
by Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson - 小原祥邨-小原古邨

Artist:Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson - 小原祥邨-小原古邨
Title:Three Geese and Sun (1)
Date:1920s/30s
Publisher:Self
Medium:Scroll/Makuri roll - 掛軸ーまくり
Format:Oban - 大判, (sheet size)
Artwork Code:10899-Ohara_Shoson
Notes:Very rare painting on silk by Ohara Shoson (signed Koson). This painting was most likely originally mounted on a scroll. I suspect the horizontal brownish tone across mid-centre of the painting is an expression of distant mist/fog.
(1) This artwork is either untitled or the title is unknown.

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Artist Biography:
Ohara Koson (小原 古邨?, Kanazawa 1877 ? Tokyo 1945) was a Japanese painter and printmaker of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, part of the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement.

He was born Ohara Matao; it is thought that he started training in painting and design at the Ishikawa Prefecture Technical School in 1889-1893. He also studied painting with Suzuki Kason (1860 ? 1919), although accounts differ on whether this happened during his school years or after he moved to Tokyo in the middle to late 1890s.

In Tokyo, he produced some woodblock triptychs illustrating episodes of the Russo-Japanese War, but most of his production was prints of animals (kacho-ga). He worked at first with publishers Akiyama Buemon (Kokkeido?) and Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya), signing his work Koson. Starting around 1926, he became associated with the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo, and signed his work Shoson. He also worked with the publisher Kawaguchi, signing his works Hoson.

Through his association with Watanabe, Ohara's work was exhibited abroad, and his prints sold well, particularly in the United States. He was active designing prints until at least 1935, and died at his home in Tokyo in 1945. (from Wikipedia)

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