Ohara Koson

Ohara Koson (1877-1945) was a master artist of the Shin Hanga movement in Japan. Shin Hanga, which translates to "New Prints," were color woodcuts from the early decades of the twentieth century, many of which emphasized nature almost exclusively, rather than traditional subject matter which included theater subjects and history. An exquisite book of Ohara Koson's work was created in 2001, Crows, Cranes & Camellias, edited by Newland, Perree, and Schaap. This catalog has encouraged the recognition of Koson's contribution worldwide. In 2006 we had the unusual privilege of purchasing the inventory of a Boston art gallery which specialized in Shin Hanga art; the inventory was still intact and well preserved even though the gallery had closed during The Great Depression in 1932! Because of this, we are delighted to offer multiple impressions, in excellent condition, of the four Ohara Koson woodcuts featured below.

Winter Orchard

'Crow Perched on a Snow Covered Branch'

Autumn Grasses, Flowers
and Moon

Hawk Chasing an Insect

Puppy Walking
on Fallen Pine Needles $800

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