Japanese ink drawing called "The Colt?"
January 12, 2012 11:46 AM   Subscribe

Obscure art filter: seeking a Japanese (I think) pen and ink drawing of a horse titled "The Colt."

My elementary school library in (late 1970s, northern New Jersey) had a small collection of framed art that was available for loan. I still think about one print in that collection called "The Colt." If I heard the artist's name I'd recognize it; the painting was a black-on-white ink drawing of a horse in action. I'm fairly sure but not positive that the artist was Japanese. I can't remember specifically if the horse was running or kicking up his heels, but the painting conveyed a great deal of energy.

Does this any bells?
posted by workerant to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Was it The Colt by Ju Peon?
posted by specialagentwebb at 11:57 AM on January 12, 2012

Wow, close but not the right colt.
posted by workerant at 12:24 PM on January 12, 2012

Beihong Xu's Emperor's Colt?
posted by Iris Gambol at 12:46 PM on January 12, 2012

Man, I'm no fun at a party. Also close but not the right one.
posted by workerant at 12:49 PM on January 12, 2012

On looking further, I think "Ju Peon" is a really weird transliteration of Beihong Xu. Do any of his other colt prints look right?
posted by specialagentwebb at 1:01 PM on January 12, 2012

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