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untitled (children collecting insects)
  • Japan
  • untitled (children collecting insects), 1940–1945, Showa period (1926–1989)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • offset lithograph
  • Image Diameter: image is circular, slightly irregular 253 mm
    Image Diameter: image is circular, slightly irregular 9 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 272 x 255 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 11/16 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Luke and Mary Anne Jordan
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0642

In the foreground a boy standing with a net, holding a dragonfly in his left hand. A girl is kneeling with an insect cage in her lap, as she puts dragonflies into the cage. Another figure runs along the riverbank with a net, and two figures are in the river with a net and a bucket. In the background are trees on opposite side of the river, with an airplane and birds in the sky. Text is also printed in the sky.