Artist: Ohara Koson (小原古邨) / Shōson (祥邨)

Print: Cawing Crow

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Dates: circa 1925,created
Dimensions: 10.5 in,17.325 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Koson (古邨)

Related links: The National Museum of Asian Art; Princeton University; Museum Rietberg - late edition;

Physical description:

In Crows, Cranes & Camellias by Amy Reigle Newland it shows a small color reproduction of this print on page 142. The text says that it is an "Adachi Toyohisa reprint originally published by Nishinomiya Yosaku". It goes on to note: "A jungle crow (Corvus macrorhynchos) caws from its place on a snow-covered branch. Like the magpie, the crow is a passerine and gregarious songbird. It is recognisable by its heavy bill, glossy black plumage and rounded winds. The print was issued by Nishinomiya, and it could very well represent an adaptation made by the publisher of an earlier Daikokuya print. Examples of this print are known with Nishinomiya's name in the margin."