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Painting - Rooster
  • Rooster
    Katsushika Hokusai, born 1760 - died 1849
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Rooster

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1808-1809 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Katsushika Hokusai, born 1760 - died 1849 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink and colour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Misses Alexander

  • Museum number:

    E.1306-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is perhaps Japan's most famous artist. He is best known for his designs for prints and printed books, although later in life he seems to have focussed increasingly on paintings. This painting of a chicken is one of seven paintings by the artist mounted in an album. Interestingly, Hokusai was well known for his representations of chickens and other fowl.

Physical description

Page from an album with an image depicting a rooster painted in ink and colour on paper

Place of Origin

Japan (painted)

Date

ca. 1808-1809 (made)

Artist/maker

Katsushika Hokusai, born 1760 - died 1849 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Ink and colour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 263 mm, Width: 382 mm

Descriptive line

Page from an album with an image depicting a rooster by Katsushika Hokusai, painted in ink and colour on paper, Japan, circa 1808-1809

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Roosters; Chickens

Categories

Paintings

Collection

East Asia Collection

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