Lion with Peony

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Lion with Peony

 

 

Name:
Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1769-1825 (Artist); Ezakiya (Publisher)
Title:
Lion with Peony
Other Titles:
Karajishi botan 唐獅子牡丹
Abstract:
Lions and peonies are often paired and represent a popular motif in Japanese art. Imported from China, the lion and the peony stand for balancing power and beauty. The auspicious lions-and-peonies motif is featured in Japanese art in a wide range of media, from paintings and prints to netsuke carvings and clothing accessories.
Format:
prints
Genre:
Animal art
Place of Origin:
Edo (Tokyo), Japan
Date:
ca. 1800
Physical Description:
1 print ; sheet 15 x 10 1/4 in. (38.1 x 26 cm)
Note (Period):
Edo period
Note (Medium/support):
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Note (Inscriptions/signatures):
Lower right: Toyokuni-hitsu; kiwame (seal); Ezakiya.
Note (Ownership):
The Stebbins Memorial Collection
Note:
The artist is also known as Utagawa Toyokuni I. He studied in the Utagawa house in Edo. In recognition of his work, he took the name Utagawa. His best known prints depict actors of the kabuki theater.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12004946
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-dvej-9449