Koson Ohara, Fly-catcher on Rose Mallow Watching Spider, Kacho-ga
Artist: Koson Ohara (1877-1945)
Title: Fly-catcher on Rose Mallow Watching Spider
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.
|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.|