Wasp and grapes

Maker(s)
Artist: After Nagamachi Chikuseki 長町竹石 (1747-1806)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, ca. 1890-1900
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 23.9 x 25.2 cm (9 7/16 x 9 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of William E. Harkins
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1999.127
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
grape, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), wasp, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

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
Google Cultural Institute
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