Wasp and grapes

Artist: After Nagamachi Chikuseki 長町竹石 (1747-1806)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, ca. 1890-1900
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 23.9 x 25.2 cm (9 7/16 x 9 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of William E. Harkins
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

grape, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), wasp, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.

This print reproduces a painting by Chikuseki, a painter and poet who worked in the Osaka area, a center for Chinese studies in the late Edo period. Chikuseki's painting, which reflects his study of Chinese paintings of natural subjects, is reproduced here by woodblock printing. The print is representative of the continuing interest in Nanga painting by artists trained in Chinese painting styles through the late nineteenth century and also of the ability of late Meiji period printers to replicate the effects of painting.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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