Ohara Shōson Small Boxed Notes
Sixteen assorted note cards (4 each of 4 designs) featuring the artwork of Ohara Shōson
Printed on recycled paper, assorted images on 4.25 x 5.5 inch cards, blank inside with envelopes. Comes in a decorative box featuring Camellia and Rice Birds 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 four each of the following images:
Kingfisher and Iris (Hanashōbu no hisui), 1926
Camellia and Rice Birds (Tsubaki ni shirobunchō), 1929
Plum Blossoms and Bullfinch (Baiha ni Uguisu), published 1931
Skylark and Peach Blossom (Toko ni hibari), 1931
Materials: Thick, quality cardstock with white envelopes
Dimensions: 5.25 x 7.25 x 1.5 inches (box measurement)