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銀世界
The Silver World (Gin sekai)

Artist:
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
preface dated 1790
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
10 1/16 x 7 1/2 in. (25.5 x 19 cm)
Classification:
Illustrated Books
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number:
JIB89
Not on view
This book, part of a series on the theme of snow, moon, and flowers, contains seventy-eight kyōka about snow. Here, Chinese boys are playing in the snow, which is delicately emphasized by an embossing technique.
Signature: Seals: 1) Toyoaki no in (Toyoaki's seal) 2) Utamaro
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; donated to MMA)
New York. Asia Society. "Designed for Pleasure: The World of Edo Japan in Prints and Paintings, 1680–1860," February 27, 2008–May 4, 2008.

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