OKUHARA, Seiko -- "Crow on a Branch/Orange Sky" (#4)

(Click HERE for additional image)
Artist OKUHARA, Seiko (1837-1913; active 1869-1912)
Title "Crow on a Branch/Orange Sky" (given name)
Date Early 1900's
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection 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 1/4 x 9 3/4 ("shikishiban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky; baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to tree limb; fine detailing. (Very slight "off-setting" upper right image edge.)
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. Slightly trimmed margins. (Impeceptible presentation folder mat-line--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A bold and colorful image of a crow silhouetted against an orange evening sky. PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # DG-925
Price Special Pricing $380

(reg $475)