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Herons and Reeds
  • Soga Shōhaku, artist
    born: Ise, Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
    Futsukabo, calligrapher
    died 1785
    active: Japan
  • Herons and Reeds, mid 1700s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 123.8 x 27.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 48 3/4 x 10 15/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sanford Pailet
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0084

White cranes in lower two-thirds of painting, outlined by heavy, gray brushstrokes. Thin reeds grows from the bottom left towards the top left.