- Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849, Japanese
Canary and Herbaceous Peony (Shakuyaku kanaari)
Polychrome wood block print
Image: 24.9 x 17.3 cm (9 13/16 x 6 13/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Inscription verso, bottom right: X3780/[Japanese Characters][text and poem] title inscribed u. right shakuyaku kanaari the Chinese poem to the left reads: The peony comes from Yangzhou and is the champion of fragrant flowers in late spring Poem by Wang ShipengThe characters for "one-thousand petals" signify the peony.The place mentioned is Yang Chou, a town in the middle of Kiangsu Province, north of the Yangtze River, China.
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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