絵師: Shoson Ohara
作品名: Two Carp
画題等: I recently purchase a large collection of original Japanese Woodblock prints dating from the 1700's to the mid 1900's. All are original and all are from the same collection of Japanese fine arts. The collector lived in Japan before WWII and returned in 1946. He was a professor and major collector. Please see my other auctions for great Japanese antiques, original woodblock prints and other Asian items. Again, all these items are from one collection and fresh to the market. Up for auction is an original antique Ohara Koson(Shoson) Japanese woodblock print dating from the early part of the 1900's. Titled "Carp Swimming in Watergrass" and has an early rare Watanabe publisher mark gift seal in the lower left corner. The gift seal meant this was a private publication and was a very limited edition. This is an original and signed as seen below. Great detail and design by this famous artist. Condition is very nice for its age. Has no holes, no tears, no creases or folds. Light normal wear around the corners and a faint rabbit ear in the lower right corner that is tough to notice. The color is very nice with a light yellowing spot in the lower left corner. No fading and is seen in the photos below. Also no cut edges and it has not been trimmed. Measures approx. 15 7/8 by 10 1/2 inches. Very rare original woodblock print and would look great framed. Found safely stored away for years at a recent 95 year estate of along time collector and from a smoke free home.