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Title Japan Gazing Upon the World
Catalog Number GWVS-25.23.220
Description "Japan Gazing Upon the World"
The back of the screen is done in bronze wicker work and has on it a few swallows expressive of the usual rhythm and movement of Japanese art. This eagle has feathers like those done by Suzuki Chokichi. The bird is apparently resting with an air of dignified and conscious pride on a rock about which the waves dish. He looks upon the world which is shown as a golden ball revolving in space, the continent of North America being prominently in view. From: Western New England magazine, 1913.

Literature: 1980: Imperial Japan: The Art of the Meiji Era (1868-1912), (exhibition catalogue) Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. page 176, plate #108.
Artist YUKIMUNE, Sugiura
Object Name Metal
Date possibly 1876
Medium Bronze, silver, and gold
Dimensions H-46.375 W-32.625 D-15.5 inches
Credit line George Walter Vincent Smith Collection
Museum George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
On Exhibit Yes, G. W. V. Smith Art Museum, Japanese Decorative Arts Gallery