Picture Book of Selected Insects (The Insect Book) (Ehon mushi erami), Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806), Set of two woodblock printed books; ink, color, and mica (vol. 2) on paper, Japan

Picture Book of Selected Insects (The Insect Book) (Ehon mushi erami)

Artist:
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1788
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Set of two woodblock printed books; ink, color, and mica (vol. 2) on paper
Dimensions:
each: 9 13/16 × 7 3/16 in. (25 × 18.3 cm)
Classification:
Illustrated Books
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation Gift, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.852a, b
Not on view
Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow , Newton, MA (until d. 2012); [ Israel Goldman Japanese Prints, London, until 2013; sold to MMA]