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Artist: Ohara Shoson (Koson)
Title:
Egrets in Rain near a Willow Tree
Date:
1926 by Watanabe, with Watanabe "D" seal (used only between 1931-1941); early edition
Size: full oban, approx. 10.25" x 15.5" overall
Condition: VG, no flaws, uncirculated print
Impression: Fine, solid key lines, nice surface texture including gauffrage to indicate the egret's feathers, tight registration
Color: Fine, deep saturated color and bleed through to verso
Documentation: Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945
Provenance: from the collection of Robert O. Muller
Notes: Two little egrets are depicted in flight near a willow tree in a summer rain. The open beak of the left bird reveals a red-purple tongue.