An image of Hydrangeas and wasps

OHARA Shôson

(1877 – 1945)

Hydrangeas and wasps

Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Year
1929
Media
Print
Medium
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
Accession number
422.2001