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Where Lotus Abide

Date, Hideo [ bio ]

Where Lotus Abide
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Frame: 36 x 27.75 in, H: 27.5 in, W: 19 in

Los Angeles, Calif., ca. 1935


Gift of Hideo Date


Matted and framed.

Image of a woman kneeling on pink hued surface on green hued background, facing left. She is dressed in yellow and orange hued flowing garments with open book in right hand and left hand is raised in front of her, palm up; her dark hair is pulled in a top knot on her right and trails down her back. She looks with brown eyes to the left of the viewer. A blue covered vessel on a small black tripod appears at her side, lower right. The edge of one green leaf appears in center foreground; large green leaves with a gray bud and a pink open lotus flower appear in the background, left, and leaves, right. Blue border on all edges.

Artist's hanko (personal mark, consists of three characters that translate as "Date Hide"), lower right corner.

The work appears in the National Museum's photograph collection, 2001.76.1.

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