Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sakura-gai
元禄歌仙貝合
Cherry Shell, from the series Genroku Poetry Shell Games

Artist:
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
probably 1821
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
7 3/4 x 6 7/8 in. (19.7 x 17.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2578
Not on view
Signature: Getchi-rōjin Iitsu hitsu
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Spring and Summer," December 17, 2005–June 4, 2006.

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