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Howling Wolf in a Deep Mountain Valley

Howling Wolf in a Deep Mountain Valley

1912

Yoshimura Hōryū 吉村鳳柳

(Japanese, 1874–1950)

Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

Overall: 188 x 61 cm (74 x 24 in.); Painting only: 118.7 x 41.9 cm (46 3/4 x 16 1/2 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1989.474

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A wolf howls beneath the tall pines in a misty landscape. The painter was born in the bustling city of Osaka in the Kansai region. He studied with Mori Jihō (1818–1891) and admired the Maruyama school of painters. He was especially gifted at depicting deer, monkeys, tigers, weasels, and other animals.

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