Zeshin -- "Crows in Flight at Sunrise"

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Artist Zeshin SHIBATA (1807-1891)
Title "Crows in Flight at Sunrise"
(given name)
Date Originally 1888; printed likely early 1900's.
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via New York contact).
Series na
Publisher Believed to be Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 9 7/8 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to red-orange sky; crisp lines, fine detailing.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Full, original trimmed margins. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso margin.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "The New Wave" pl#33, pg78.
Comments The classic Zeshin image of three flying crows, set against a brilliant orange-colored sky. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # BG-728
Price $850 (Sold)