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Egret on snow-covered branch
ca. 1930s, published by Watanabe
o-tanzaku, about 6.5" x 15"
This rare Shoson print is featured on the cover of "Crows, cranes, and camellias", the catalogue raisonne for the woodblock prints of Ohara Shoson (aka Ohara Koson).
very good color with rich black background, delicate embossing to bird feathers, repaired upper left corner, small repaired tear on bottom edge