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; 37.8 x 74.4 cm (14 7/8 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.383-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 34.383 (right), 34.384 (center), 34.385 (left)
MFA impressions: 21.7732-4, 34.383-5

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

豊国画

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter