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Figure and Animal Studies

Accession Number
1969/2.140

Title
Figure and Animal Studies

Artist(s)
Katsushika Hokusai

Object Creation Date
mid 19th century

Medium & Support
ink on paper

Dimensions
6 in. x 8 in. ( 15.2 cm x 20.3 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection

Subject matter
Figures and animals.

Physical Description
The artist sketches two men whispering to each other on the left-hand side of the drawing. Both of them have swords tucked into their belt, and the man on the left carries his belongings in a wrapping cloth (furoshiki). There are also sketches of several animals facing different directions. On the right-hand edge, there is a upside-down sketch of a woman dressed in kimono.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
study

Additional Object Classification(s)
Drawing

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
figures (representations)
kimonos
men (male humans)
swords
weapons

2 Related Resources

Ink and Realisms
(Part of: Artist Associations and Art Movements)
Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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