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The White Falcon

A work made of color woodblock print; ishizuri-e.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; ishizuri-e.

Date:

1780

Artist:

Isoda Koryūsai
Japanese, active about 1764-1788

About this artwork

Isoda Koryūsai was catering to the tastes of warriors, who used falcons for hunting, when he designed this image of a proud white falcon set against a solid black background. The print’s large size is reminiscent of the more formal hanging-scroll paintings typically collected by the samurai class. It is one of the few hand-colored prints the artist made using a complex technique that mimics stone rubbing.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Isoda Koryusai

Title

The White Falcon

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

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1780

Medium

Color woodblock print; ishizuri-e

Dimensions

88.8 × 29.5 cm (35 × 11 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.3815

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