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Shells under Water

Artist:
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1790
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
9 1/8 x 14 7/8 in. (23.2 x 37.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1915
Accession Number:
JP1059
Not on view
Signature: on last page

Inscription: The poems above give the names of these shells, i. e. Shira-gai, Isomakura-gai and Sadae-gai.
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