Shoson Ohara (Koson) - Two Swimming Geese

Two Swimming Geese     by Koson

Artist: Shoson Ohara (Koson) 1877-1945 Sheet Size: Oban, sheet size 15.5 x 10.3 inches
Print Title: Untitled - Two Swimming Geese Condition: Near-pristine impression and condition. Full margins; No tears, folds, creases, stains, or foxing. Two small smudges in water at lower left. Never been framed. See large image below.
Series Title: N/A Item Code: Koson-03
Date: First edition: 1928;
This print: 1929 to 1942 (Watanade C seal)
Price: Sold
Publisher: Watanabe Detail Images:
Comments: From the reknown collection of the late Robert Muller. A gorgeous kacho-e scene of two white geese swimming, by Shoson Ohara (also known as Koson). This print stands as a testament to the creative skills of the woodblock print carver and printer, who have given 3-D life to this scene by using strong kara-zuri (embossing, blind printing) to the geese and water (see images). Stunningly beautiful! This rare pre-war strike has been well preserved - it is in near-pristine condition. Artist signature and seal at upper left. "Made in Japan" seal on verso.


Strong embossing to the geese and water ripples gives this print a life-like 3D realism.

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