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

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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)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1788 (Tenmei 8)

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints