Re: koson wood block print


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Posted by hess on September 10, 1999 at 20:28:13:

In Reply to: koson wood block print posted by Tim on September 10, 1999 at 17:51:53:

: i have a wood block print, painting of birds.. it appears to be a water color.. on bottom of print it reads as follows: "by koson, japanese, from an original wood block print - courtisy bibliothique nationale paris france" to the side of this is a red circle with japanese writing. any input as to establishing a vlaue wold be appreciated

Paintings by Koson are very rare nowadays and 99.999% of the works attributed to Koson/Shoson are woodblock prints.
But what you have is not a woodblock print. It is a copy. That is why it reads "from an original woodblock print". The publishing firm, "Bibliothique Nationale Paris France", issued offset press and sometimes (rarely) lithograph reproductions of Japanese woodblock prints. As such, it has at best a decorative value which has no market value; just what someone is willing to pay at any given moment.



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