Image: 40 1/8 x 16 1/4 in. (101.9 x 41.3 cm)
Overall with mounting: 72 3/4 x 21 3/8 in. (184.8 x 54.3 cm)
Overall with knobs: 72 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (184.8 x 60.3 cm)
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Not on view
Barnyard fowl of every variety were among Jakuchū ’s favorite subjects. Here, the heroic rooster directs his piercing gaze upward while standing on one foot, lifting his flamboyant tail; a hen, waiting for him to crow, admires his gallant figure. Jakuchū , who devoted his entire life exclusively to painting, was known as one of the “Three Eccentrics” (san kijin) of eighteenth-century Kyoto. He and his fellow Eccentrics, Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754–1799) and Soga Shōhaku (1730–1781), were also known for their flamboyant social lives.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
Poughkeepsie. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. "Loan for class study (Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center - Vassar College)," January 1, 1995–June 16, 1998.
Kyoto National Museum. "Jakuchū!: Special exhibition, 200th Anniversary of Jakuchū's Death," October 24, 2000–November 26, 2000.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds, Flowers, and Buddhist Paradise Imagery in Japanese Art," February 14, 2004–June 13, 2004.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. "Traditions Unbound: Groundbreaking Painters of Eighteenth-Century Kyoto," December 3, 2005–February 26, 2006.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Animals, Birds, Insects, and Marine Life in Japanese Art," June 26, 2008–November 30, 2008.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Five Thousand Years of Japanese Art: Treasures from the Packard Collection," December 17, 2009–June 10, 2010.
Artist: Original by Itō Jakuchū (Japanese, 1716–1800)Date: ca. 1900Medium: Reproduction of an original Jakuchu design; polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paperAccession: MJP11On view in:Not on view