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Mackerel and Crab
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Mackerel and Crab, late 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 234 x 350 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/16 x 13 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 234 x 350 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/16 x 13 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2890
Description

Color print depicting a mackrel, a crab, and two pink morning glory flowers. The fish is dark blue and white, and it is in the center of the print. The crab is in the bottom left corner of the print, and it is dark, moss green colored. There are two pink flowers in the right side of the print, above the fish. There is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print, a poem by Shichihōsai Mampō.