Album of Birds and Flowers (Kacho-ga)

Artist:Kubota Tosui

Medium: Album leaf, ink painting on silk

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 8 3/4in. (23.5 x 22.2cm) each image


Accession Number: 2001.123

Catalogue Description:
Twelve rectangular leaves mounted in an album represent through images of nature the twelve months of the year. For images, see imagesjapanpaintings osui, as follows: 1. Three cranes - one flying; two standing - among bamboo. 2. Freshly blooming plum trees with three swimming tortoises. 3. Rose mallow with hovering butterfly. 4. Tree peony with butterfly. 5. Crawfish and carp (koi) swimming among lotus petals. 6. Praying mantis standing atop pomegranate plant and leechees. 7. Wading duck with fish and flowering river plants. 8. Crawfish and a school of carp (koi) with submerged branch. 9. Quail and bellflowers. 10. Sparrows and grasses.

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