Ohara Shōson Boxed Notes
Twenty assorted note cards (5 each of 4 designs) featuring the artwork of Ohara Shōson
Printed on recycled paper, assorted images on 5 x 7 inch cards, blank inside with envelopes. Comes in a decorative box featuring Plum Blossoms and Bullfinch on the cover.
Ohara Shōson’s bird-and-flower works, kacho-e, established him as a master of Japanese nature prints. Kacho-e subjects, along with other prints of the time, were better received by Western collectors than at home. Two seminal exhibitions at the Toledo Museum of Art, in 1930 and 1936, established Shōson in Western art circles, sparking the artist's most successful period. He worked prolifically, creating naturalistic prints that displayed his delicate lines and skilled shading. Four of Shōson's prints are featured in this notecard set.
Contains five each of the following images:
Plum Blossoms and Bullfinch (Baiha ni Uguisu), published 1931
Camellia and Rice Birds (Tsubaki ni shirobunchō), 1929
Magnolia and Magpie (Mokuren ni Onagadori), 1931
Japanese Bunting (Tsuta ni Hojiro), 1934
Materials: Thick, quality cardstock with white envelopes
Dimensions: 5.25 x 7.25 x 1.5 inches (box measurement)