Shoson Ohara: Deer and Torii - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Shoson Ohara

Title: Deer and Torii

Date: 1910

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Source: Japanese Art Open Database
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Deer and Torii Artist: Koson Format: Chu-tanzakuban yoko-e: 5" x 14.5" Subject: Depicted in this work is the famous Vermilion torii (gate) at the Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima. An Antlered Stag and a Doe are silhouetted on the foreground shore, a stone lantern to the right. Itsukushima is located in Japan's Inland sea and is part of Hiroshima prefecture. The shrine on the island, which is primarily constructed over water, is considered a spot of scenic beauty in Japan. For an illustration see 'Crows, Cranes & Camellias' K44.12 page 194, Cat# 28 page 55. Publisher: Kokkeido Date: c. 1910 Condition: Fine colors. Full size. Very minor creases, marks and flaws. Generally fine state of preservation. Impression: Fine impression with gauffrage.

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