KEINEN -- "Two Egrets on a Snowy Branch" (#2)

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Artist IMAO, Keinen
Title "Two Egrets on a Snowy Branch"
(given name)
Date ca1930
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. (Minor flaws; light toning.)
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 # GG-327
Price $1350 (Sold/KD)