Cranes On The Seashore/the Reed Shell (Ashigai), From The Series
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1933.4.1764
People
Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese ( 1760 - 1849)
Title
Cranes on the Seashore/The Reed Shell (Ashigai), from the series "Shell-Matching Game with Genroku Poets" (Genroku kasen kai-awase)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genroku kasen kai-awase: Ashigai
Classification
Prints
Work Type
surimono, print
Date
Edo period, datable to 1821
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, Late, 1789-1868
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ukiyo-e woodblock-printed "surimono" in "shikishi" format; ink, color, gold, metallic pigment, and embossing on paper, with printed signature reading "Getchi Rôjin I-itsu hitsu"
Dimensions
Paper: H. 19.2 cm x W. 17.6 cm (7 9/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: (printed) Getchi Rôjin I-itsu hitsu
  • inscription: (Poems by Hyakurintei Masugi and Yomo Utagaki Magao)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel
Accession Year
1933
Object Number
1933.4.1764
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Theodore Robert Bowie and James T. Kenney, Art of the Surimono, exh. cat., Indiana University Art Museum (Bloomington, IN, 1979), Cat. No. 003 / pp. 12-13

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 82-83

Marie Culver, ""Surimono Analysis of Metals and Examination of Techniques Used in Japanese Prints"" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, May 1984), Unpublished, pp. 1-30 passim

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted