||Koson (Shoson OHARA) (1877-1945)
||"Monkey Holding a Dragonfly"
||Private placement. Consigned by an eastcoast USA collector.
||Original painting onto silk.
Superbly executed shading; life-like shadowing;
||9 7/8 x 12 7/8
Laid-down onto light backing.
spot bottom edge; minor discoloration top edge.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-41.18 is related woodblock. (Similar preparatory
painting shown "Hiriki Ukiyo-e Museum Catalogue" pl# 59.)
||A delightful Koson image of a monkey holding and inquisitively studying a dragonfly.
A striking ink on silk painting by Shoson OHARA (1877-1945) of his well-known
"Monkey Holding a Dragonfly" woodblock print. A unique, truly
ONE-of-a-kind artwork by a Meiji-era Japanese well known for his dozens of
"kacho-e" (bird and flower) prints. Close-up image clearly shows artist's "red seal"