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Canary and Small Peonies: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Date

2002-04-22

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
For prints in his "Small Flower" series, Hokusai included poetic inscriptions as well as identifications of the birds and flowers he depicted. Here he sings praises to a type of peony known to the Japanese as yo_shu:

This peony of many leaves, queen of the late spring flowers.

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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Added to Site: March 10, 2009