HOTEI -- "Crow on Cherry Branch"

(Click HERE for additional image)
Artist HOTEI (dates unknown, but active 1920-30)
Title "Crow on Cherry Branch"
(given name)
Date c1920's
Series na
Publisher Unknown
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 3/8 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading cherry blossoms, leaves, and background; extensive "gauffrage" to blossoms; nicely visible woodgrain in background; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Clean backside (light-moderate toning). Original margins (note "kento mark" right margin). (Some fading to cherry blossoms; light-moderate toning.)
Reference/Illus See article titled: "Crows, Crows, and More Crows...."
Comments Great crow on a branch image. Pre-War image.
Item # BG-411
Price $475