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Title

Hydrangeas and wasps

1929


Artist

OHARA Shôson

1877 - 1945


About

Ohara Shôson was an establishment Japanese-style painter who had studied under Suzuki Kason. Shôson also used the name Koson from around 1910 until 1912. It is said that he was encouraged by the famous American scholar and collector of Japanese art Ernest Fenollosa (1853-1908) to design for prints for export.

Most of Shôson's designs fall into the conventional 'flower and bird' genre. He never dated his work, but as he began designing for Watanabe Shôzaburô from 1926, this print is made in or after that year.

Asian Art Dept.
AGNSW 16 October 2001


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1929


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock print


Dimensions

36.3 x 24.2 cm image; 38.5 x 25.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., black ink "[Japanese characters]", red ink '[artist's seal]".
Not dated.


Credit

Gift of G F Williams 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

422.2001


Artist information

OHARA Shôson

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Japan