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A Philosopher Watching a Pair of Butterflies, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai (Hokusai shashin gafu)

A work made of color woodblock; album sheet.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

c. 1814

Artist:

Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎
Japanese, 1760-1849

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Katsushika Hokusai

Title

A Philosopher Watching a Pair of Butterflies, from The Picture Book of Realistic Paintings of Hokusai (Hokusai shashin gafu)

Origin

Japan

Date

1809–1819

Medium

Color woodblock; album sheet

Dimensions

22.8 × 33.9 cm (9 × 13 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Frederick W. Gookin Collection

Reference Number

1939.1186

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