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Sketches of East Asian Legendary Figures

Artist:
Attributed to Kawanabe Kyōsai (Japanese, 1831–1889)
Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
late 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in. (20.3 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of F. Tikotin, 1937
Accession Number:
37.138
Not on view
The sketches here show Japanese such as Daikoku and Urashima Tarō and images of Chinese immortals or figure of the Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety. Though long attributed to Kyōsai, these sketches do not seem to be in hand of the master, and could have been created by a late nineteenth Kano artist of the day.
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