Shoson Ohara: Three Carp - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Shoson Ohara

Title: Three Carp

Date: 1935

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I recently purchase a large collection of original Japanese Woodblock prints dating from the 1700's to the mid 1900's. All are original and all are from the same collection of Japanese fine arts. The collector lived in Japan before WWII and returned in 1946. He was a professor and major collector. Please see my other auctions for great Japanese antiques, original woodblock prints and other Asian items. Again, all these items are from one collection and fresh to the market. Up for auction is an original antique Ohara Koson(Shoson) Japanese woodblock print dating from the early part of the 1900's. Titled "Golden and Common Carp" and has the Watanabe publisher mark in the lower right margin. This is an original and signed as seen below. Great detail and design by this famous artist. Condition is very nice for its age. Has two tiny pinholes on the upper edge, no other holes, no tears, no creases or folds. Light normal wear around the corners and has light yellowing from age. The color is nice and displays well. Photos are accurate below. Also no cut edges and it has not been trimmed. Measures approx. 18 1/2 by 13 1/4 inches. Very rare original woodblock print and would look great framed. Found safely stored away for years at a recent 95 year estate of along time collector and from a smoke free home.

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