Standing Screen (Tsuitate) of a Tiger
In this print, most likely designed to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Tiger in 1878, Ky?sai depicts an artist’s studio with all the accoutrements of an accomplished painter, including ink, brushes, and rolls of paper. Ky?sai was celebrated for his depictions of animals, and in this print he showcases his skill with the depiction of a majestic tiger on a painted screen, an image within an image. He has cleverly rendered his signature as if it appears on the surface of the screen.
Woodblock color print
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Gift of the Estate of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace
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Kawanabe Kyosai (Japanese, 1831-1889). Standing Screen (Tsuitate) of a Tiger, 1878. Woodblock color print, 9 x 11 5/16 in. (22.9 x 28.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace, 2007.32.20
overall, 2007.32.20_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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Surimono (privately published)-quality print in horizontal format. Table-top still life depicting scholar's objects and a flowering branch in front of a standing screen depicting a tiger. The artist's signature and seal appear on the screen as if they are the screen's signature and seal and serve as a reminder that the artist is a specialist in animal subjects.
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