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Sand Nest (Cormorants)

善知鳥版画巻 砂洲の柵

Shôwa era
1961 (Shôwa 36) impression; block carved in 1938 (Shôwa 13)
Artist Munakata Shikô (Japanese, 1903–1975)

Catalogue Raisonné

Statler, ed. Endo, Yomigaetta geijutsu (2009), pl. 56 (dated 1938); Statler, Modern J. Prints (1956), pl. 56 (dated 1938)


25.4 x 25.4 cm (10 x 10 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings




Shikô (in Japanese), Munakata (in romanization, both in pencil in lower margin, with an additional inscription not yet read)


Before 2007, acquired in Japan from the Etani family by Mr. and Mrs. Kenji Etani; 2009, bequest of Mrs. Nancy Etani to the MFA. (Accession date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy Anderson Etani through the Nancy A. Etani Revocable Trust