“Puppies among Bamboo in Snow” is an artwork by Maruyama Ōkyo, a renowned Japanese artist from the Edo period. Created in 1784, this work is one half of a pair of six-panel screens that feature ink and light color on paper. The overall dimensions of the piece are 64 x 140 inches (162.56 x 355.6 cm). The artwork is a fine example of Ōkyo’s style, which often included depictions of animals with a strong sense of realism and tender emotion. The painting, like many of Ōkyo’s works, reflects a deep observation of nature and a delicate handling of the brush that captures the essence of the subjects. This particular piece by Ōkyo is funded by the Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Fund and is part of the LACMA Collections.
This is my reproduction of Maruyama Ōkyo’s Puppies among Bamboo in Snow.