Koson 小原古邨 : Poppies (SOLD)

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Artist: Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Title: Poppies
Date: 1927

Striking closeup of a poppy plant, boldly posed against a magenta background. This Watanabe seal was used between 1930 and 1942.  A scarce design, this may considered one of Koson's finest flower images.

Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Minor wrinkle upper left corner and a few tiny dots on left margin.
Dimensions: 39.3 x 26.4 cm
Literature: Amy Newland et. al., Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, 2001, p. 202, cat. no. S43.4.
Seal: Shoson
Signature: Shoson [signature of Koson with Watanabe-published works]