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Maker(s):Katsushika Hokusai
Culture:Japanese (1760-1849)
Title:Shakuyaku Kanaari [Peony and Canary], from an untitled series known as Small Flowers
Date Made:after 1890
Type:Print
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 9 3/8 in x 7 in; 23.8 cm x 17.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, ctr. r. (black ink, within image): [Japanese character, Saki no Hokusai litsu hitsu]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink, within image): [Japanese character, Shakuyaku Kanaari]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (black ink, within image): [Chinese/Japanese character, Qian ye yang zhou zhong / chun shen ba zhong fen / wang shi ming]; SEAL: recto, ctr. r. (red ink, within image): [Japanese character, kiwame].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.297.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
A vertical woodblock print of a canary flying, surrounded by peony, inscribed with a Chinese poem written by Wang Shiming (1112-1171).

Tags:
flowers; animals; poetry; birds

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