Koson Ohara, Flying Geese, Birds

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Artist: Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Title: Two white-fronted geese in flight
Date: Early 20th century
Publisher: Daikoku-ya
Size: 24.1 x 25.1 cm
Condition report: Discolouration due to the previous mounting. Pencil marking on the back of the print. A crease runs horizontally.

 

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. In 1912, his artist name was changed to Shoson, and would change again to Hoson later in his career.

 

One of Koson's most favourite print subjects, two white-fronted geese are pictured in flight, placed on a gradated background (bokashi). Geese are often shown in pairs as a symbol of loyalty and marital happiness.

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Artist Name Koson Ohara
Title Two white-fronted geese in flight
Subject Animal & Birds, Modern/Shin-Hanga
Condition Report Discolouration due to the previous mounting. Pencil marking on the back of the print. A crease runs horizontally.
Dimensions 24.1 x 25.1 cm