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Brocade Shell (Nishikigai), from an untitled series of Shells

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Both Brandt and Ukiyo-e shûka 8 identify the publisher of the series as Izumiya Ichibei, but there is no publisher's mark on this impression.

Signed

Eishi ga 栄之画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#378); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1791 (Kansei 3)

Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #153 (this design not listed); Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), list nos. 317-9 (this design not listed)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.5 x 19 cm (10 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.4886

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints