Artist: Hashiguchi Goyō 橋口五葉 (1880-1921)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, August 1920
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W: 26.6 x 40.7 cm (10 1/2 x 16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

duck, Japan, Taisho era (1912 - 1926), WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.

This playful print of a pair of ducks, one of which is diving underwater, is Goyo's only print design of birds, an important subject for many nineteenth-century Japanese artists. In this print, the artist's skillful draftsmanship expresses the effect of the weight of the birds on the surface of the water. The underwater parts of the diving bird are rendered by tones of gray in the printing.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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