Exhibitions/ Art Object

露草に鶏と雛
Rooster, Hen and Chicken with Spiderwort

Artist:
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1830–33
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 9 x 11 1/2 in. (22.9 x 29.2 cm) Overall with paper mount: 12 7/8 x 18 1/2 in. (32.7 x 47 cm) Overall with matt: 15 1/2 x 22 3/4 in. (39.4 x 57.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Francis Lathrop Collection, Purchase, Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
JP745
Not on view
During his Iitsu period, Hokusai often featured flowers and birds in the prints he produced for fans. This image depicts a family of chickens clustered together affectionately in a field of blooming spiderwort, or tsuyukusa. The brilliant palette displays Hokusai's fondness for bright, intense colors.
Signature: Zen (formerly) Hokusai Iitsu hitsu (brush)

前北斎為一筆

Marking: Seal: Kiwame - authentic
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