Pheasant

Ohara Koson (Japanese, 1877-1945)

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Koson was the foremost designer of bird-and-flower prints (kachō-e) from 1900 on. The American Ernest Fenollosa (1853-1908) persuaded Koson to send his prints to the United States, and much of his work was for export. Eventually his prints also found favor in Japan.

Object Information

artist
Ohara Koson (Japanese, 1877-1945)
creation date
about 1920s
materials
color woodblock print
dimensions
9-1/4 x 9-1/2 in.
mark descriptions
signed L.R.
accession number
45.56
credit line
Gift in memory of Charles C. Kryter
collection
Asian Art
colors