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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1997.253
People
Ohara Koson, Japanese (Kanazawa 1877 - 1945)
Title
Ducks Swimming under Lakeside Reeds
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
Shōwa period, dated to 1931
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Shōwa period, 1926-1989
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Woodblock print in "ōban" format; ink and color on paper, with printed signature reading "Shōson"
Dimensions
Paper: H. 39.5 cm x W. 26.0 cm (15 9/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: (printed) Shōwa roku nen saku / Shōson
  • inscription: Shōwa roku nen saku / Shōson [Made during the sixth year of Shōwa / Shōson]
    printed, square, red, intaglio seal reading Shōson in lower left corner
    printer’s printed colophon reading Hanken shoyū fukyo mosha / Watanabe Shōzaburō [Copyright reserved / Watanabe Shōzaburō] at the lower right corner, outside the printed border
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Katherine Mather Littell in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Pratt Atkins
Accession Year
1997
Object Number
1997.253
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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