Praying Mantis (Tôrô/kamakiri) and Cone-headed Grasshopper (Batta), from the album Ehon mushi erami (Picture Book: Selected Insects)

画本虫撰 「はつた 意気躬黒成 蟷螂 浅草市人」

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, #463.07

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.4 x 32.4 cm (10 3/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.21.464

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 7.
Poems by Asakusa no Ichihito (for the praying mantis) and Ikimi Kuronari (for the cone-headed grasshopper).
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