Ohara Shoson: Magnolia and Magpie Small Boxed Cards
Ten 3½ x 5 in. blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
Published with Toledo Museum of Art
Ohara Shōson (Japanese, 1877–1945)
Magnolia and Magpie (Mokuren ni Onagadori), published 1931
Ohara Shōson was one of the finest artists of the shin hanga, or “new prints,” movement, and his bird-and-flower works, kacho-e, established him as a master of Japanese nature prints. He worked prolifically, creating naturalistic prints that displayed his delicate lines and skilled shading.