Koson Ohara, Fly-catcher on Rose Mallow Watching Spider, Kacho-ga

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Artist: Koson Ohara (1877-1945)
Title: Fly-catcher on Rose Mallow Watching Spider
Publisher: Watanabe
Date: c.1947 (originally printed in 1932)
Size: 26.4 x 37.8 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

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.

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Print Format Oban (Vertical)
Artist Name Koson Ohara
Title Fly-catcher on Rose Mallow Watching Spider
Subject Animal & Birds, Flowers & Botanical
Dimensions 26.4 x 37.8 cm
Condition Report Light browning. Small stains and spots. Thin backing. Pinhole on the left.