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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1933.4.1936
People
Totoya Hokkei 魚屋北渓, Japanese (1780-1850)
Title
Flower Shells (Hanagai), Ark Shells (Akagai) and Squirting Shells (Shiofukigai), from the series A Set of Shells (Kaizukushi)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print, surimono
Date
1821
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/207246
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper
Dimensions
21 x 18.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: (printed) Motome ni ōji Hokkei utsusu
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel
Accession Year
1933
Object Number
1933.4.1936
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Theodore Robert Bowie and James T. Kenney, Art of the Surimono, exh. cat., Indiana University Art Museum (Bloomington, IN, 1979), Cat. No. 053 / p. 93

Edythe Polster and Alfred H. Marks, Surimono: Prints by Elbow, Lovejoy Press (Washington D.C., 1980), p. 203

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Prints" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, May 1984), Unpublished, pp. 1-30 passim

Exhibition History

Japan on Paper, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/25/2019 - 08/11/2019

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