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small birds and peonies
  • Kitao Masayoshi
    1764–1824
    born: Suruga province (present-day Shizuoka prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • small birds and peonies, 1789, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Raikin zui (Pictures of Foreign Birds)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 226 x 358 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 14 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 247 x 363 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 14 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7677
Description

Red peonies, one flowering (center) and another budding (center left). Small brown and white bird at upper left. Bird appears to be floating, possibly the bird originally rested on a now faded away branch.