Courtier with Two Cormorants (kuchi-e), c. 1888
Ink on Paper
8 13/16 in. x 11 3/8 in. (22.38 cm x 28.89 cm)
Signature and rectangular red seal in the lower right.
Colored ink woodblock print (kuchi-e) on off-white paper.
Meiji period Japanese color woodblock print depicting a Heian courtier feeding his two pet Cormorant used for fishing. This kuchi-e may have been made for "Picture Collection," a magazine of art history.
See: Merritt, Helen; Nanako Yamada, "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture", Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 2000, ISBN 0-8248-2073-8.
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