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Hawk in snow

Ohara Shōson (Koson)

Artwork Details

Hawk in snow
Ohara Shōson (Koson)
color woodblock print on paper
15 1/8 in x 10 1/16 in (38.42 cm x 25.56 cm);14 5/16 in x 9 1/2 in (36.35 cm x 24.13 cm)
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Subject Matter:

Japanese hawks symbolize strength and power. Couple with the snowy branch could signify a representation of resilience in a hard winter. The artist, Ohara Shoson/Koson was a part of the Shin-hanga movement which revived the traditional ukiyo-e style of the Meiji and Edo periods. 

Physical Description:

This print depicts a hawk perched on a snowy branch. The hawk looks out toward the left and perches with one leg on a snowy branch that comes from the left corner. The background is a gray gradient lightest at the top and darkest on the bottom. There is a signature on the right bottom. The vertical signature is followed by a red seal. 

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