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Cranes on the Seashore/The Reed Shell (Ashigai), from the series "Shell-Matching Game with Genroku Poets" (Genroku kasen kai-awase)


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Japanese (1760 - 1849)
Cranes on the Seashore/The Reed Shell (Ashigai), from the series "Shell-Matching Game with Genroku Poets" (Genroku kasen kai-awase), Edo period, datable to 1821
Transliterated Title: Genroku kasen kai-awase: Ashigai
Print
, Surimono
Japanese
,
19th century
Edo period, Late, 1789-1868
Creation Place: Japan
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"
Paper: H. 19.2 cm x W. 17.6 cm (7 9/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel
, 1933.4.1764
Marks
signed: (printed) Getchi Rôjin I-itsu hitsu
inscription: (Poems by Hyakurintei Masugi and Yomo Utagaki Magao)
Bibliography
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

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Prints", (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, May 1984), Unpublished, pp. 1-30 passim

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