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Maker(s):Totoya Hokkei
Culture:Japanese (1780-1850)
Title:Fisherman Bitten by a Crab
Date Made:1840 (Tenpō 11), year of the rat
Materials:woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 9 1/4 in x 11 11/16 in ; 23.5 cm x 29.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1996.111
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Two men and a boy---a fisherman and two helpers---scooping fish by hand from a river into wooden buckets; the fisherman in a blue kimono has his finger caught in the claw of a crab. Purple sky, blue river, green riverbank, red fish and crabs. Signed Hokkei with kiwame seal and date seal of year of the rat; unknown publisher's seal.

boys; men; fishing; fish; rivers; nudes; movement

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