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Title

Hydrangeas and wasps

1929

Artist

Ohara Shōson

1877 – 1945

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Ohara Shōson

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

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