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Egret in Rain - Ohara  Koson

Egret in Rain, 1928

Woodblock Print  
15.25 x 10.25 in

Description: 'A little egret is bent over as if to protect itself from a heavy downpour, his pure white form silhouetted against a jet black sky.'Hotei Publishing Crows, Cranes and Camellias pl. 157'. One of Koson's most sought after prints, rarely found.

Issued: 1928

Edition: early pre-war 1931-41

Condition: excellent color state and condition with deep embossing to feathers and green coloring to beak indicating an early, unfaded impression

Signed: Shoson

Sealed: Shoson (S.a)

Special Label: Watanabe 'D' seal 1931-41

Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo

Series: Herons