Biho (fl. 1900 - 1910)

Rooster and Hen

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1910
Size (H x W): 10 x 9.75 (inches)
Publisher: Daikokuya
Seals: Biho
Signature: Biho
Condition: Very good color, state, visible woodgrain.


About the artist

Biho is most recognized for his depictions of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). He designed propaganda posters with the publisher Matsuki Heikichi under the name Yoshikuni. Like many of his contemporaries, Biho also worked for newspapers and magazines, lending his descriptive style to his journalistic illustrations. While Biho is primarily known for his senso-e (war prints), he also completed quietly elegant bird-and-flower prints, kacho-e.