Monday, December 06, 2010

Japanese dragon, Chinese school, 19th Century

Japanese dragon Chinese school 19th CenturyDescription: Japanese dragon, Chinese school, 19th Century.jpg. Japanese dragon, colour engraving on wood, Chinese school, 19th Century, biblioth√®que des Arts d√©coratifs, Paris. Unedited High Resolution Image (1295 × 1966 pixel, file size: 2.84 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

The Chinese dragon is a creature that also appears in other East Asian cultures, and is sometimes called the Oriental (or Eastern) dragon. Depicted as a long, snake-like creature with four claws, in contrast to the Western dragon which stands on four legs and is usually portrayed as evil, it has long been a symbol of power in Chinese folklore and art.
Licensing: Public domain. This image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.;. the same is also true in many other countries. The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF . Works published before 1923 (in this case ca. 1902) are now in the public domain. This applies to Canada, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years.

Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.


suruha said...

This is an interesting image for this date, Dec. 7. LOL Was that intentional?

Thank you! This dragon is awesome!


sookietex said...

Nope, no subliminal message intended. Actually the date for this post was the 6th [it may not have reached your e-mail until the 7th]. Our editors have an affinity for all things reptile [real, mythological, and fabulous] and recently we've noticed a lot of dragon imagery and references from different media. Couple that observation with a new imaging tool we've been having fun with---it really makes colors pop :D and that's how we decided on the dragon. That said, we did post a Pearl Harbor image on the 7th. It can be found here Attack On Pearl Harbor Japanese Planes View Thanks again for stopping by.

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