The Third Month: The Doll Festival, Gathering Shellfish at Low Tide (Yayoi, Hinamatsuri, shiohi), from an untitled series of Day and Night Scenes of the Twelve Months

昼夜十二ヶ月 「やよひ 雛まつり 汐干」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1772–75 (early An'ei era)
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa Toyoharu to sono jidai (1994), #42 (color photo p. 12); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1987), pl. 64; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #220

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.8 x 19.7 cm (10 3/16 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6907

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20133, 21.6907
From a series jointly designed by Kitao Shigemasa (#s 1, 5, 9, 11), Katsukawa Shunshô (#s 2, 4, 7, 12), and Utagawa Toyoharu (#s 3, 6, 8, 10).

Signed

Utagawa Toyoharu ga
歌川豊春画

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