by Ohara Shoson (1877 - 1945)
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Ohara Shoson - Known primarily for his kacho-e (bird and flower subjects), Shoson produced a number of nature prints in the early 20th century. Early in his life, he studied painting at the Shijo School under the artist Susuki Kason. When Watanabe reopened after the devastating 1923 earthquake, he recruited Japan’s premiere shin-hanga artists to help rebuild the woodblock print business, including Ohara Shoson. Watanabe began publishing Shoson’s prints in 1926. Shoson’s work became quite popular with the Western market, especially in the United States. During his lifetime, Shoson used several different "go" or artist names, including Shoson, Koson, and Hoson. His lovely shin-hanga kacho-e are widely regarded as the best of the genre.
Small Format Shin-hanga Prints - Handsome design from a group of small format shin-hanga woodblocks. These charming prints feature a variety of subjects, including shrines, views of Mt. Fuji, and nature scenes. Beautifully detailed and printed with fine line work and bokashi shading, these attractive prints are a great choice to collect or display.
Artist - Ohara Shoson (1877 - 1945)
Image Size - 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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