Maker(s)
Artist: Hashiguchi Goyō 橋口五葉 (1880-1921)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, August 1920
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 26.6 x 40.7 cm (10 1/2 x 16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.55
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
duck, Japan, Taisho era (1912 - 1926), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

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
Google Cultural Institute
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