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Artist: Ohara Shoson (Koson)
Title:
Five Chicks Near Grasses, Two Fighting Over a Worm
Date:
c. 1920s, published by Daikokuya, signed and sealed Koson
Size: o-hosoban approx.
7.4" x 14.3"
Condition: Very Good, no flaws, uncirculated print, never framed
Impression: Fine, solid key lines, tight registration, and good surface texture
Color: Fine, deep saturated color with bleed through to verso
Documentation: K38.9 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural world of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, illustrated page 126
Provenance: from the Robert O. Muller estate
Notes: Two chicks in a group of five tussle over a worm. The same design is known as an oban sized print which was published by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya. Koson probably borrowed this design from an example by his teacher Suzuki Kason, which was also published by Hasegawa.