Koson Ohara, A Couple of Cranes, Bird Print
Artist: Koson Ohara (1877 – 1945)
Title: A Couple of Cranes
Date: early 20th century
Size: 35.8 x 19.2 cm
Condition: Backed to restore horizontal tear, paper loss and and thin areas, light wear and soiling, brown stains on the back, discoloured.
Ohara Koson was a prolific printmaker of the twentieth century widely known for his kacho-ga, bird and flower prints. During his study with Kason, he took his artist name Koson, a partial adaptation of his teacher's name. Early in his career, many of Koson’s prints were muted in colour and captured a sense of calmness and elegance. Koson’s depiction of birds are very realistic, the details of body and feathers in particular were always depicted with meticulous care.
In Japan as in other countries of East Asia, the crane is seen as a harbinger of good fortune. The fact that it has become a symbol of marital bliss, longevity and fidelity is the result of close observation, as cranes make a pair for life and reinforce their bonds with dances.
|Artist Name||Koson Ohara|
|Title||A Couple of Cranes|
|Subject||Animal & Birds|
|Dimensions||35.8 x 19.2 cm|
|Condition Report||Backed to restore horizontal tear, paper loss and and thin areas, light wear and soiling, brown stains on the back, discoloured.|