BIHO Takahashi -- "Two Crows in Light Snow"

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Artist BIHO, Takahashi (1873-??)
(Active ca1910.)
Title "Two Crows in Light Snow"
(given name)
Date ca1910.
Provenance Robert O. Muller's Collection (following his death).
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 9 7/8 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillful "bokashi" shading to feathers and background; "gauffrage" (embosssing) to crow's feathers and outline; white "gofun" over-splashed as lightly falling snow; nicely detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside. Full, original margins (note "kento" marks bottom and lower/left corner). Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso margin. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Similar to Zeshin's iconic image of two crows in flight on a snowy winter's day. Not often seen. Muller provenance. Biho designed "kacho-e" prints during the ca1910 period.
Item # DG-706
Price $1000