KEINEN -- "Crow on Cherry Branch" (#4)

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Artist IMAO, Keinen (1845-1924)
Title "Crow on Cherry Branch"
(given name)
Date c1930
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection prior to his death (via Conneticut contact).
Series na
Publisher Shima Art Company (New York/Tokyo publisher, 1930's)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 14 7/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Soft "bokashi" shading cherry blossoms, leaves, background, and crow's beak; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Clean backside. Original margins. (No flaws noted.) Tiny "Made in Japan" verso. Stock photos.
Reference/Illus See article titled: "Crows, Crows, and More Crows...."
Comments Great crow on a branch image. Pre-War image.
Item # EG-427
Price $495 (Sold/DK)