Seison's "Duck" is an homage to the great Rimpa artist Tawaraya Sotatsu (d. ca. 1643) who painted a series of hanging scrolls of a single duck with iris in ink using a similar tarashikomi (puddled ink) technique. For examples of the Sotatsu versions see Yamane Yuzo, ed., Sotatsu-ha II in Rimpa kaiga zenshu (Tokyo: Nihon Keizai Shimbunsha, 1978), fig. 215/no. 124 and nos. 125-27.