KEINEN -- "Two Egrets on a Snowy Branch"

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Artist IMAO, Keinen (1845-1924)
Title "Two Egrets on a Snowy Branch"
(given name)
Date c1930
Publisher Shima Art Company (Tokyo/New York publisher, 1930's)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/4 x 15 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to tree's limbs and background; extensive deep "gauffrage" to tree's snow-laden limbs; "gofun" over-printed onto bird's feathers; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean backside. Without margins as published. (4-inch soft diagonal crease upper left corner; few very faint spots--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A striking wintertime image. Reminiscent of Koson's earier works and arguably Keinen's technically finest print.
Pre-War image. Seldom seen.
Item # DG-130
Price $1200