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Tree Cricket (Matsumushi) and Firefly (Hotaru), from the album Ehon mushi erami (Picture Book: Selected Insects)

1788 (Tenmei 8)

Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I, Japanese, (?)–1806 Japanese Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô), Japanese Japanese


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.1 x 32.2 cm (10 1/4 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.21.463

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia , Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Volume 1, picture 6.
Poems by Haji no Kakiyasu (for the tree cricket) and Shurakusai Takimaro (for the firefly).
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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection