Gifts of the Ebb Tide (The Shell Book) (Shiohi no tsuto), Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806), Woodblock printed book (orihon, accordion-style); ink, color, mica, and gold-leaf on paper, Japan

Gifts of the Ebb Tide (The Shell Book) (Shiohi no tsuto)

Artist:
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
probably 1789
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Woodblock printed book (orihon, accordion-style); ink, color, mica, and gold-leaf on paper
Dimensions:
10 11/16 × 7 9/16 in. (27.2 × 19.2 cm)
Classification:
Illustrated Books
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mary and James G. Wallach Family Foundation Gift, in honor of John T. Carpenter, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.897
Not on view
Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow , Newton, MA (until d. 2012); [ Israel Goldman Japanese Prints, London, until 2013; sold to MMA]