Elective Affinities IX
by Nandia Foteini Vlachou
Granted, Japanese woodblock prints are not the first thing that comes to mind when one considers the paintings of roosters by Portuguese painter Moura Girão (1840-1916), one of the ‘naturalists’ of the Grupo do Leão. But the association here was immediate, to the point that it had me wondering about the reception of contemporary (nineteenth-century) Japanese prints in Portugal. A path worth pursuing, perhaps?