Item Details for Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson "Cockatoo and Pomegranate"


Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson - Cockatoo and Pomegranate

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Cockatoo and Pomegranate
by Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson - 小原祥邨-小原古邨

Artist:Shoson, Ohara (1877-1945)- Koson - 小原祥邨-小原古邨
Title:Cockatoo and Pomegranate
Date:1926 (this item: Early post-war strike)
Publisher:Watanabe - 渡辺
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, 24.3 x 36.3 (image size)
Condition:Near fine. Gorgeous strong deep embossing. Watanabe 6mm seal at lower left (hard to see). A small tape pull on reverse side margin, a small dog-ear fold at bottom left that only just enters the image area (very hard to see), and a few very light handling marks.
Price: Sold
Item Code:11335-Ohara_Shoson
Notes:Published by The Watanabe Colour Print Company. Illustrated in Crows, Cranes and Camellias, pl. S12.4
Artist Biography:
Ohara Koson (小原 古邨?, Kanazawa 1877 ? Tokyo 1945) was a Japanese painter and printmaker of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, part of the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement.

He was born Ohara Matao; it is thought that he started training in painting and design at the Ishikawa Prefecture Technical School in 1889-1893. He also studied painting with Suzuki Kason (1860 ? 1919), although accounts differ on whether this happened during his school years or after he moved to Tokyo in the middle to late 1890s.

In Tokyo, he produced some woodblock triptychs illustrating episodes of the Russo-Japanese War, but most of his production was prints of animals (kacho-ga). He worked at first with publishers Akiyama Buemon (Kokkeido?) and Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya), signing his work Koson. Starting around 1926, he became associated with the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo, and signed his work Shoson. He also worked with the publisher Kawaguchi, signing his works Hoson.

Through his association with Watanabe, Ohara's work was exhibited abroad, and his prints sold well, particularly in the United States. He was active designing prints until at least 1935, and died at his home in Tokyo in 1945. (from Wikipedia)

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