photographed: 12/10/2020
photographed: 12/10/2020

Deer in a Forest


Artist
Shuho Ikegami (Japanese, 1874 – 1944)
Date
1915
Medium
ink, color, gilding on paper, screen
Dimensions
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Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2015.7

Label
Ikegami Shuho was born into a prosperous, highly cultured merchant family and as a young man was able to train with artists from several different painting schools. Shuho is best known for his quasi-naturalistic depictions of plants, animals and landscapes. Deer have been a popular subject among Japanese artists for centuries. They are admired as graceful forest creatures and are also considered symbols of prosperity and good fortune.
 

Object Type
Painting