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Goldfish

Ohara Shōson (Koson)

Artwork Details

Goldfish
1926
Ohara Shōson (Koson)
color woodblock print on paper
15 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in (39.37 cm x 26.04 cm);11 13/16 in x 9 1/2 in (30 cm x 24.13 cm)
Museum Purchase
1930.64

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

Goldfish are a very common fish in Japan and are a source of entertainment. It is typically a symbol of wealth. 

Physical Description:

This print depicts an aquatic scene with two goldfish and vegetation. To the right and bottom edge is the underwater vegetation. In the middle are two goldfish both looking to the left. There is a signature in the bottom right obscuring the vegetation. The signature is followed by a red seal. 

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