Rooster and two chicks fighting for a butterfly
Size: O-tanzaku. Approximately 14.5 x 7.5 inches.
Date: ca. 1900s-23.
Bears Koson seal.
Publisher: Daikokuya (109)
Reference: K38.3 in Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson (Reigle Newland).
Condition: Excellent. Pencil number on back.
Provenance: The Bedford, NY estate of Eleanor Jay and Arthur Iselin. Eleanor Jay was a descendant of United States founding father, John Jay. Their Bedford home is now the John Jay Homestead historic site.
Note: The prints in this Eleanor Jay collection are all pre-earthquake. This Rooster and Two Chicks is of exceptionally high quality and features bright pink blossoms in the grass. In other examples, the blossoms may be absent or appear as grey puddles.