The Pure Red Shell (Masuho-gai), from the series A Matching Game with the Genroku Poem Shells (Genroku kasen kai awase)

「元禄歌仙貝合 ますほ貝」

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #127; Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch... (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), p. 208, #87; Calza, Hokusai (2003), V.7.5; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #8; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 243

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20 x 17.8 cm (7 7/8 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

37.335

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Graybill et al. 2011, p. 208, and Mirviss w/ Carpenter 2000, p. 54.

Signed

Getchi rôjin Iitsu hitsu
月癖老人為一筆

Provenance

1937, acquired from the Fogg Museum in exchange for 17.1454. (Accession Date: April 1, 1937)

Credit Line

Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis