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What is this?

A large magenta iris, showing the upper portion of the stem, leaves, and bud, against a neutral background.

This is a print from Japan. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 1948. Gift of Mary Rutherford Jay. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its dimensions are

40.2 x 27.9 cm (15 13/16 in. x 11 in.)

It has the following markings

In graphite, lower left: Bird of Paradise / Castle

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black ink, lower left: [Japanese characters] / no. 5 / Ho-o-jo.

This object was catalogued by Karin Zonis and donated by Mary Rutherford Jay

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18608931/ |title=Print, "Bird of Paradise Castle (Ho-o-jo), No. 5", ca. 1910 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 October 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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