Starlings in Flight

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Starlings in Flight

by Ohara Koson, c. 1910

IHL Cat. #35

About This Print

Source: Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Amy Reigle Newland, Jan Perrée, Robert Schaap, Hotei Publishing, 2003, plate 73 caption.
Four gray starlings (Sturnus cineraceus) in flight during rainfall.  The original drawing and painting for this design are known.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #35
 Title  Starlings in Flight
 Series  
 Catalogue Raisonné  pl# K-27.2 and cat. #73 (Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945)
 Artist
 Ohara Koson (1877 - 1945)
 Signature
Koson 古邨 
 Seal  Koson 古邨 in seal script (see above)
 Date  c. 1910
 Edition  First (and only) edition with no publisher's seal
 Publisher  Daikokuya (Matsuki Heikichi)
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - minor toning and stains.
 Miscellaneous  
 Genre  shin-hanga (new prints)
 Format  O-tanzakuban tate-e
 H x W Paper  14 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (36.2 x 19 cm)
 H x W Image  13 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (34.9 x 19 cm)
 Collections This Print  Rijksmuseum RP-P-1999-445
 Reference Literature
Catalogue Raisonné: Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, Amy Reigle Newland, Jan Perrée, Robert Schaap, Hotei Publishing, 2003, plate 73.

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