Boy Sitting with One Knee Raised

Chihiro Iwasaki1970 - 1970

Chihiro Art Museum

Chihiro Art Museum
Tokyo, Japan

Chihiro, who became a mother at the age of 31, repeatedly sketched her infant son’s everyday gestures and growth. Although this picture was made after her son had grown into a young man, it shows him as a small child in one of his favorite poses. Chihiro could readily recall the image of her son actively moving about when he was young and create illustrations from memory.


  • Title: Boy Sitting with One Knee Raised
  • Creator: Chihiro Iwasaki
  • Date: 1970 - 1970
  • 画家名 (日本語): いわさきちひろ
  • 作品説明 (Japanese): 31歳のときに母親となったちひろは、幼い息子の日常のしぐさや日々の成長を繰り返しスケッチしていました。この絵は息子がすっかり青年になってから描かれた作品ですが、息子が子どものころのお得意のポーズがそのままに描かれています。ちひろは自由に動き回る愛らしい息子の姿をいつでも思い起こし、絵にすることができたのでしょう。
  • 作品名 (日本語): 「立てひざの少年」
  • creator: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: w357 x h483 mm (complete)
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: Copyright © 2013 Chihiro Iwasaki Memorial Foundation. All rights reserved.

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