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Warbler and Camellia

Artist:
Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1815–20
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
8 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. (20.6 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
JP1811
Not on view
Bird-and-flower, or "kachō," subjects were prevalent in Japanese painting and other arts for hundreds of years, though surimono were the first single-sheet woodblock prints to incorporate fully this traditional motif. In this print by Hokkei, the stylized gold cloud design is drawn from classical painting styles. The heaviness of the right side of this composition is delightfully balanced by the precariously perched warbler.
Signature: Hokkei
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
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