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Heron and Butterflies with Rock
  • Nagasawa Rosetsu
    1754–1799
    born: Yamashiro, Japan ; died: Osaka, Japan
  • Heron and Butterflies with Rock, late 1700s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on silk
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 98.4 x 40.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 38 3/4 x 15 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd T. Amsden
  • Not on display
  • 1975.0044
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Painted scene depicting a large white heron standing on the right side of the composition with one foot on a large round boulder. There is a thorny vine with white and pink flowers that arches over the heron from left to right. A few small butterflies float upwards from the left part of the vine.