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The Third Month: The Doll Festival, Gathering Shellfish at Low Tide (Yayoi, Hinamatsuri, shiohi), from an untitled series of Day and Night Scenes of the Twelve Months

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MFA impressions: 11.20133, 21.6907 From a series jointly designed by Kitao Shigemasa (#s 1, 5, 9, 11), Katsukawa Shunshô (#s 2, 4, 7, 12), and Utagawa Toyoharu (#s 3, 6, 8, 10).


Utagawa Toyoharu ga 歌川豊春画


Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1772–75 (early An'ei era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa Toyoharu to sono jidai (1994), #42 (color photo p. 12); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1987), pl. 64; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #220


Vertical chûban; 25.8 x 19.7 cm (10 3/16 x 7 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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