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『画本虫撰』「蛙」「こかねむし」
Frog (Kaeru); Gold Beetle (Kogane mushi), from the Picture Book of Crawling Creatures (Ehon mushi erami)

Artist:
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753?–1806)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1788
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Page from woodblock-printed book; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 7 7/32 in. (26.7 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
JP1057a–c
Not on view
Ehon mushi erami (Picture Book of Crawling Creatures) is illustrated with fifteen designs of insects and other garden creatures by Utamaro. Published by Tsutaya Jūzaburō , the poems were selected and introduced by a preface written by the poet and scholar Yadoya no Meshimori (Rokujuen; 1753–1830), who later became head of the influential Go-gawa poetry group. Several of the top kyōka poets of the day were invited to contribute.
Inscription: Preface by the author, Yadoya Meshimori (a)
Notes by Toriyama Sekiyen (b)
Date and name of publisher (c)
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