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Hairy Caterpillar (Kemushi) and Paper Wasp (Hachi), from the album Ehon mushi erami (Picture Book: Selected Insects)

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Volume 1, picture 1. Poems by Yomo no Akara (for the hairy caterpillar) and Shiriyake no Saruhito (for the paper wasp). 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)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1788 (Tenmei 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #463.01

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.5 x 32.3 cm (10 7/16 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.21.458

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints