||Koson (Shoson OHARA)
||"Fireflies" (given name)
||ca1930 (in Watanabe's 1936 Catalogue)
||Unsealed (normal state for this print)
||6 1/2 x 14 5/8 ("tanzaku")
(Frame: 9 3/4 x 19--flawless)
||Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to night sky, reeds, rock and water area;
nicely detailed carving; crisp lines.
||Appears Excellent. Deep rich colors. Original narrow margins as published.
(Not examined outside frame--appears flawless.)
||Watanabe's 1936 Catalogue, #546; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-40.2, and Cat#164 pg 158.
||A delightful image of four colorful fireflies seen fluttering in the dark above reeds
along a riverbank. Very seldom seen. As found--in pristine classic black frame. Very nice!!
(as shown/with frame)
$1750 EG-153/EG-154 as set