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Hirose Hakuen (act. 1850-70)
Shij├┤ (Kishi)
Magpies on snow covered branches
Signed: Hakuen sha
Seals: Hakuen Akira Shitetsu
Technique: sumi on paper 41 x 54,2
Date: 1853
Mounting: brown silk
bamboo rollers, 115 x 58,5
Condition: top of the mounting lightly worm eaten, otherwise good

Hakuen, painter and haiku poet was the son and pupil of the crow painter Hirose Junko (act. c. 1830). Junko, a pupil of Gan Ku (1749-1838) was a Kishi style painter.

Roberts p. 37
Araki p. 1466