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Owl on perch
  • Shigemitsu
    active circa 1850
    active: Japan
  • Owl on perch, circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 111 x 156 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 4 3/8 x 6 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 112 x 160 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 4 3/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1608
Description

Owl on perch with attached rope. Surrounded in a semi-circle with vines and fruits of a gourd plant. Feather highlights in Prussian blue.