Sparrow Shell (Suzumegai), from an untitled series of Shells

貝つくし 「すずめ貝」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769 (Meiwa 6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #408; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #276.2

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.4 x 20.7 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

61.599

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Nami yosuru/ take no tomari no/ suzumegai/ ureshiki yo ni mo/ ainikeru kana

Signed

Harunobu ga

春信画

Credit Line

Asiatic Curator's Fund in memory of Marjorie K. Hussey