||"Starlings in Flight"
||Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
||7 1/2 x 13 3/4 ("tanzaku")
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; strong woodgrain visible; over-printed white
"gofun" highlights; over-printed streaks of falling rain; extremely fine detailing.
||Very Good. Clean backside. (Very faint mat-line edges; light toning.) Full, original margins
(per "kento" marks right edge and lower corner).
||"Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-27.2 and cat. #72.; "Hiraki Ukiyo-e Museum Catalogue" pg 15, pl# 27.
||Four colorful starlings in flight during rainfall. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher
ceased business in 1923) The original drawing and painting (both with a fifth starling) for this design are known.