Owl and MoonArtist(s)Nagasawa RosetsuObject Creation Date1780s-1799Medium & Supporthanging scroll, ink on paperDimensions
43 in x 10 1/2 in (109.2 cm x 26.7 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection FundPhysical Description
In this hanging scroll, Rosetsu depicts an owl perched on a rock in front of a large moon hanging low in the sky. The soft washes and quick brushstrokes used in the image create an overall sense of airiness, but maintain a clear sense of naturalism in depicting the owl's anatomy. Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object Typehanging scrollCollection AreaAsianRights
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calligraphy (visual works)
rock (inorganic material)