Skink (Tokage) and Rat Snake (Hebi), from the album Ehon mushi erami (Picture Book: Selected Insects)

画本虫撰 「蛇 千枚鼻元 とかけ 問屋酒船」

Japanese
Edo period
1788 (Tenmei 8)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #463.10

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.5 x 32.5 cm (10 7/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.21.452

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Volume 2, picture 2.
Poems by Ton’ya no Sakafune (for the skink) and Chieda no Hanamoto (for the rat snake).
The artist and publisher are identified on the final page of the album.
The complete, intact album: 2003.247.1-2, 2003.248.1-2, 2003.249.1-2, and 2008.167.1-2.

Signed

(this page unsigned)
無款

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection