Egrets and Reeds, 19th century

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Signed Sakura-an, literally "Cherry Hermitage," this print depicts two white egrets resting amid water reeds. Although the identity of the artist is unknown, he demonstrates a clever approach to his subject. The egrets' long beaks echo the shape of the reeds and their plumage is rendered solely through embossing, suggesting how easily they are "camouflaged" in their natural setting. Though subtle, the artist captured the natural elegance of these egrets.

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Egrets and Reeds
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Artist
Accession Number
P.77.27.165
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