Ravens in the Snow

Henri-Charles Guérard French

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This large-scale etching contrasts the rich blacks of the ravens, arranged frieze-like in a variety of attitudes, against a pale background with a high horizon line. The composition appears indebted to the ink paintings of crows by Guérard’s Japanese contemporary Kawanabe Kyōsai, such as "Crow Flying in the Snow," ca. 1887 ( The printmaker gained significant knowledge of Japanese art from his work as the illustrator of Louis Gonse's two-volume book "L'Art Japonais" (1883) based on the study of objects in renowned Parisian collections.

Ravens in the Snow, Henri-Charles Guérard (French, Paris 1846–1897 Paris), Drypoint, etching and roulette

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