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Culture:Japanese (ca. 1764-1820)
Title:New Year's Refreshments
Date Made:1809, Bunka 6, year of the snake
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper with metallic pigments
Place Made:Japan; Asia; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 7 7/8 in x 6 7/8 in ; 20.0 cm x 17.5 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.58
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Still life of a multi-tiered food box (jūbako) with New Year's food (osechiryōri) on a lacquer tray, arranged with a bonzai pine plant, a shrimp, an adonis plant, a teapot, and a small dish on a tray. Signed Shinsai. With three verses of poetry. Collector's seal of Hamilton Easter Field.

calligraphy; still lifes; boxes; plants

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