Gathering Shells at Low Tide

潮干狩り

Japanese
Edo period
about 1789–93 (early Kansei era)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Enomotoya Kichibei (Hôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 43; Rijksmuseum cat. II (The Age of Utamaro, 1979), #132 (right sheet only); TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #s 2510-2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39 x 76.3 cm (15 3/8 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7732-4

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7732 (left), 21.7733 (center), 21.7734 (right)

MFA impressions: 21.7732-4, 34.383-5

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection