Rabbits with Bush Clover Under Full Moon

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Rabbits with Bush Clover Under Full Moon

by Ohara Shōson, c. 1930

Mallards in Coastal Scene
IHL Cat. #73

About This Print

This print showing two rabbits next to a clump of bush clover with a full moon in the background may be a printer's proof, as the commonly seen version of the print (below left) has the artist's Hoson seal added along with the publisher's, Kawaguchi and Sakai, copyright information in the left margin.

  "Production" version from Muller Collection.  Note presence of red Hoson seal beneath Hoson signature and Kawaguchi and Sakai publisher copyright in lower left margin.  Coloration of the night sky has also been changed.
 
This collection's print (IHL Cat. #73) without Hoson seal beneath signature or publisher's copyright in left margin.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #73
 Title  Rabbits with Bush Clover Under Full Moon (titled as "Two white hare and the full moon" in Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945.)
 Series  
 Catalogue Raisonné  AH.2. p. 218 in Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945.
 Artist
 Ohara Kōson (1877 - 1945)
 Signature
Hōson 豊邨
 Seal  no seal on this impression
 Date  c. 1930
 Edition  Possible proof edition as artist's "Hōson" seal and publisher's seal are missing.
 Publisher  Kawaguchi and Sakai
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - light wrinkling, red pen/pencil mark in lower left margin, multiple pin holes in margin.
 Miscellaneous  
 Genre  shin-hanga (new prints)
 Format  oban-tate
 H x W Paper  15 7/8 x 11 in. (40.3 x 27.9 cm)
 H x W Image  14 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (36.2 x 24.1 cm)
 Collections This Print  Rijksmuseum RP-P-2001-735
 Reference Literature
 Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, cat. AH.2, p. 218.

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