Ohara KOSON (1877-1945)

KOSON

Ohara Koson (1877 – 1945) was the most successful ukiyo-e artist of the shin hanga period depicting mainly birds, plants and other animals (kacho-e). He probably was the student of Suzuki Kason.

By the end of the 19th century the Nihonga art movement, influenced by western style and techniques, revived traditional Japanese techniques. Koson can be seen as part of this art movement, together with Ogata Gekkō, Sakamaki Kōgyo, Hirezaki Eihō and Watanabe Seitei. These artists worked in close cooperation with the publishers Daikokuya and Kokkeidō. In 1926 Koson’s association with the very well-known publisher Watanabe started.

Ohara Koson was using three artist’s names: Ohara Koson, Ohara Shōson (used since 1912) and Ohara Hōson.

Roaring Tiger over the Crescent Moon


(1934)

Scops owl on a branch, three sparrows on a branch below


(E363)

Two sedan bearers are accompagnied by a torch bearer


(1906)
780,00 €

Monkey reaching for the Moon


(F066)

Cockatoo and pomegranate at Night


(F198)

Two wild ducks near water, reeds behind


(F125)
550,00 €

Bats against full Moon


(F232)

Crow on Cherry Branch


(F269)

Chicks fighting over a worm


(1935)
880,00 €

Gallinule with Lotus Flowers


(F285 )
380,00 €

Two Pigeons sitting between falling Cherry Blossoms


(F298)
580,00 €

Pheony and Butterfly


(B035)
750,00 €

Eagle with spread wings on tree trunk


(B014)
950,00 €

Eagle and Sparrow


(B016)
950,00 €

Lapwing behind Reeds


(B032)

Goshawk and Sparrows


(B028)

Eagle on Snow Covered Branch


(B015)
680,00 €

Chicken and Banana Tree


(1151)
680,00 €

Basket with various flowers


(1291)
650,00 €