OKUHARA, Seiko -- "Crow on a Branch/Orange Sky" (#8)

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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 Estate following his death (via dealer 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") (plus wide margins)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky; baren "sujizuri" (circles) to tree limb; fine detailing. (Small "#44" stamping verso margin.)
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside.
Full, original margins.
(Very faint "presentation folder" line from storage.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A bold and colorful image of a crow silhouetted against an orange evening sky. Believed pre-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # GG-196
Price $475