Edo Aviary

February 2, 2013 – August 4, 2013

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Gallery 6 Floor Plan

Edo Aviary traces how depictions of birds, long part of the Japanese visual repertoire, were influenced by natural history painting in the Edo period. Great attention was given to physical accuracy, but the tendency to give birds anthropomorphic qualities also came to the fore.