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Gathering Shells at Low Tide

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Triptych: 21.7732 (left), 21.7733 (center), 21.7734 (right) MFA impressions: 21.7732-4, 34.383-5

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet) 豊国画

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1789–93 (early Kansei era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 43; Rijksmuseum cat. II (The Age of Utamaro, 1979), #132 (right sheet only); TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #s 2510-2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

21.7732-4

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints