Shoson Ohara: Cormorant Fishing at Night - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Shoson Ohara

Title: Cormorant Fishing at Night

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Wednesday, 4 August 2010 Title "Cormorant Fishing at Night" (given name) Date c1910-23 Series na Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923) Seal, Carver/Printer na Image Size 7 1/8 x 13 1/2 ("tanzaku") Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; nicely visible woodgrain to sky background; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to smoke and reflections; crisp key-lines, much fine detailing. Condition Excellent. Very clean front and verso. (Absolutely flawless.) Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-44.18. Comments A nicely detailed and colorful image of nightime fishing with fire-pots and cormorants. Very rarely seen. PRE-1923 Earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923). Item # DG-967

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