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Poem by Sarumaru Dayu

Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, (1831–1889)
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Creation date: 1835
Creation place: Japan

Other Information

Type: Woodblock
Medium and Support: Woodblock print
Credit Line: Gift of Clark M. Cavenee
Accession Number: 1954.46
Dimensions: 10 in. x 14 3/4 in. (25.4 cm x 37.47 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Mrs. Clark M. Cavenee, San Diego, California ( - 1954)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1954 - )

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Peasant women carrying rakes and shouldering baskets—probably filled with mushrooms—tread along a winding path through the mountains in autumn. Two pause to listen to the far cry of a stag on a distant mountain crest. Hokusai cleverly arranged his composition so that the deer are the central focus despite their diminutive size. The poem about the lonely stag’s love-sick cry was written by a commoner, who himself dwelt in the mountains near Kyoto.
Last Updated: 10/29/2010

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Dreams and Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Prints from the San Diego Museum of San Diego Museum of Art , 11/6/2010 - 6/5/2011

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Andreas Marks and Dr. Sonya Quintanilla. Dreams and Diversions University of Washington Press. Seattle, WA, 2010
Page Number: 83, Figure Number: 66


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