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Bird flying over grasses and purple flowers (no. 9)
  • Matsumura Keibun
    1779–1843
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan
  • Bird flying over grasses and purple flowers (no. 9), 1895, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Album of pictures by past masters
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 233 x 170 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 1/8 x 6 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 268 x 218 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 8 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of George W. Byers
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0198
Description
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Image of a bird flying over flowers. There is a bird with a blue head, pink breast, white body and black-tipped wings flying in the top left quadrant. There are flowers along the bottom, taller on the right side. The flowers are purple with green leaves.