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Inventory #:
10031
Title:
Fishing Boats
Artist:
Ohara Koson (1871-1945)
Description:
This print is rarely seen in the marketplace and a big departure from Koson's usual focus on birds and flowers. The subtle shadings used within the limited palette create a moody depth. This must have been a very early printing because the woodgrains from the blocks which produced the sky are visible and accentuate the composition of the clouds.

Koson was a student of Suzuki Kason, whose print "Evening on Kominato Bay" is very similar in design to this one. That's not a coincidence, I think.

"Made in Japan" stamped on verso.

Publisher:
Daikokuya
Class:
shin hanga landscape print
Image Size:
22.3 x 34.1 cm   (8.8 x 13.4 inches)
Price:
$800.00
Status:
for sale
Listed Date:
2014-03-15
Keywords:
boat, clouds, night, water
Condition:
(4.5 / 5.0) - Pristine, except for what may be a printing flaw. There is some black pigment in the sky above and to the left of the smaller boats.
References:
Crows, Cranes, and Camellias, Page 136, #132. Also in catalog of Chigasaki Museum's 1999 exhibition of Tsuchiya Koitsu: Page 46, #134
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