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long-tailed turtles
  • Katsukawa Shun'ei
    active: Japan
  • long-tailed turtles, late 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 392 x 530 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 154 5/16 x 208 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7558

Half of print is text, other half of print depicts turtles on a beach. Seven turtles of various sizes swim in rough waters, sky visible in background. Three characters at upper right. Text is printed in oppositte direction of pictorial element, seven blue seals visible behind text.