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Horned Scarab Beetle (Kabutomushi) and Bagworm (Minomushi), from the album Ehon mushi erami (Picture Book: Selected Insects)

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Volume 2, picture 3. Poems by Tôrai Sanna (for the horned scarab beetle) and Tachibana no Uranari (for the bagworm). 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, #463.11

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.3 x 32.2 cm (10 3/8 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.21.453

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints