||Koson (Shoson OHARA) (1877-1945)
||"Monkey and Bee"
||Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
||Believed to be Daikoku-ya
(Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||(no publisher's seals--normal state)
||9 1/4 x 9 3/4
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to foreground
and fallen cherry petals; nicely detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
||Excellent. Excellent colors.
flawless.) Full, original margins. Tiny stamped "Made in Japan" verso margin.
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" #K41.19
||A delightful image of a monkey curiously studying a bee held in his hand. Seldom seen image.|