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Catching Fireflies

Catching Fireflies

c. 1796–97
Location: not on view


Caught up in a frenzied pursuit of fireflies, one boy has waded into a stream after his quarry, while a younger one watches in anticipation as a young woman thrusts her fan into the air in the hope of capturing hers. In the center of the composition, a girl examines the insects trapped in her elegantly carved cage.
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  • {{cite web|title=Catching Fireflies|url=false|author=Kitagawa Utamaro|year=c. 1796–97|access-date=23 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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