Rosina Buckland

Rosina Buckland is curator of the Japanese collections at the British Museum.

On Kyōsai

Rosina Buckland, 9 June 2022

The two crows​ have much to communicate. Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-89) often painted static crows, but in Two Crows with ‘Crow Gourd’ (c.1884), part of an exhibition of his work from the Israel Goldman Collection at the Royal Academy (until 19 June), he captures the swooping movement of the birds and summons their loud cawing – the sound of wooded areas of Japanese cities...

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