||KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
||"Two Geese" (given name)
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via dealer contact).
||Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
A later printing by Adachi Hanga Kenkyusho?? (Tokyo publisher, 1928-82)
||7 3/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout;
light "gauffrage" to geese; nicely visible "woodgrain" to background;
sharp key-lines, highly detailed.
||Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original
margins (note "kento marks" right edge, bottom right). (No flaws noted.)
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-11.3.
||Two domestic geese set against a soft grey background. A symbol of
fidelity and marital bliss, geese are hence often shown as pairs.