2 Coots by Koson Ohara

2 Coots by Koson Ohara
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Artist: Koson Ohara (1877-1945)

Woodblock Prints Title: 2 Coots

1st Publication: 1918

Size: Shikishiban 10 x 9-1/2" + Margins as shown

Date of this edition: 1918

Publisher: Wanatabe Shozaburo

Condition: Lower corners damaged and restored. Multiple holes and associated damages with it visible in the background. Toning. Very good colors and impression, fair overall condition.

Notes: Very Rare pre earthquake print. As per the # 52 on the back: this number doesn't mean that it was printed by 52 units or more. It was the catalog reference number used by Wanatabe before the earthquake. So if you have a Wanatabe catalog printed before 1923, you will find this print under the reference # 52. The new circa 1936 had different numbers for each print, therefore, # 52 no longer belong to this print. Please note that most of the inventory burned with the earthquake, leaving only a fraction of the quantity.

Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.


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