KEINEN -- "Egrets in Night Rain"

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Artist IMAO, Keinen (1845-1924)
Title "Egrets in Night Rain"
(given name)
Date c1930
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection prior to his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Shima Art Company (Tokyo/New York publisher, 1930's)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 5/8 x 14 7/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Soft "bokashi" shading to bird's feathers; extensive "gauffrage" as falling rain streaks, and to feathers; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Clean backside. Original margins. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Dramatic and colorful image, boldly set against a nearly jet-black background. Pre-War image.
Item # BG-157
Price $425 (Sold)