Kōson: Basket with Arranged Flowers (Sold)
Artist: Ohara Kōson
Title: Basket with Arranged Flowers
Date: 1932 (this edition ca 1940s)
A basket with carefully arranged flowers is contrasted against a deep blue-black background. Flowers include what seem to be ranunculus, magnolia, narcissus and a cherry blossom branch. This work has the round Watanabe seal that was used after WWII until the 1950s. Shoson was Koson’s artist name when working with the publisher Watanabe.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: 39 x 26 cm
Literature: R. Schaap: “Crows,Cranes & Camellias”, Leiden 2001, page 202, cat. S43.1.