Rooster, Hen and Chicken with Spiderwort

Katsushika Hokusai Japanese

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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.

Rooster, Hen and Chicken with Spiderwort, Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Japan

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