Signed original Ohara Koson Shoson woodblock print “Crow on a Snowy Bough” 1920
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Signed original Ohara Koson Shoson woodblock print “Crow on a Snowy Bough” 1920 Picture(s) and Description:
The overall (frame) size of this original Ohara Koson woodblock print is about 8" w. by 14 1/4"h. The sight (image) size is 7 1/8" w. by 13 3/8"h. The image depicted is that of a cawing crow on a snowy branch. This print comes in what appears to be its original wood frame, and is under glass. It has not been examined outside of its frame and glass. It is signed and sealed "Koson", as shown in pic#2. This print is in excellent original condition, without flaws or damage of any kind, other than the tear in the paper backing on the back side (pic#3). I believe that it dates to approximately ca 1920. It is included as #48 in the catalog raisonee of Koson's work "Crows, Cranes, and Camellias". Ohara Koson (Shoson, Hoson) 1877-1945 was one of the foremost Japanese printmakers of the 20th century. He is acknowledged as a master of the shin hanga (new style) print, and specialized in bird and flower prints (kacho-e). He designed prints for the Western market, and is credited with more than 500 designs. Buyer pays shipping and insurance. Insurance is covered by the handling charge. Shipment by USPS parcel post rate. No reserve.