Item #: S1572

Japanese Two Panel Screen: Leopard with Two Tiger Cubs

With gold clouds on gold leaf and camelia on river's edge

In history, artists did not see leopards or tigers in real life because the animals lived in China.   Artists were only exposed to skins and stories. Therefore, artists sometimes depicted leopards as female tigers.

Japan
mid 19th century
69 3/4"h x 75 1/2" w
175.3 h x 191.8 w (centimeters)

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