Two deer nex to pine trees
Two deer nex to pine trees
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Japanese prints

Ohara Koson

1877 - 1945

TWO DEER NEX TO PINE TREES

Woodcut in colour
Sealed “Koson” K.c’
‘o-tanzaku’; mm 363x190
Daikokuya (3)
See; Amy Reigle Newland, Jan Perrée, Robert Schaap “Crows, Cranes & Camellias, the natural world of Hoara Koson 1877- 1945”, 2010, K.41-10

Comments on: Ohara Koson

Originally named Ohara Matao, the Japanese painter Ohara Koson studied painting and design in his native Kanazawa. He subsequently adopted the name Koson from his teacher Suzuki Kason. In the mid 1890s Koson moved to Tokyo, a city where Western influences were increasingly prevalent. He taught at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, but was encouraged by Ernest Fenollosa to design woodblock prints. His subjects were invariably from nature. Koson changed his name after 1910 to Shoson, and later again to Hoson. Ohara Koson is considered by many to be the foremost 20th century designer of bird and flower prints, or kacho-e. His designs were produced in prolific numbers for a primarily Western market.
notes: Sold