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#8 Sangetsu kamei no zu (Mountain Moon and Crying Deer)
  • Suzuki Shōnen
    1848–1918
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • #8 Sangetsu kamei no zu (Mountain Moon and Crying Deer), 1893, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Shōnen sansui gafu (Page from an Album of Landscapes by Shonen)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 235 x 170 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/4 x 6 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 272 x 205 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 11/16 x 8 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2036.i
Description

Chūban size album series of twelve landscapes printed as an imitation of paintings in original wrapper decorated with pines on front and catalogue title of prints on verso. Lone deer on a mountain top. Mountain dominates bottom left quadrant of composition, deer stands near top left. Moon at lower right in background. Small creek runs from lower left to bottom center. Near the creek and across the lower quarter of the composition are reeds with details painted in over printing.