A Low Tide Pentaptych

汐干五番内

c.1830

Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌川 国芳

(Japanese, 1797–1861)
Each: 21.2 x 18.4 cm (8 3/8 x 7 1/4 in.)
Location: not on view
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A pentaptych is a composition of five parts.

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Five surimono 刷物, privately commissioned prints known literally as "printed things," make up this image of women collecting sea life at low tide. Ten poems written by members of a poetry salon appear across the upper part of the composition. All but one contain the words "low tide," with the remaining poem describing abalone as a sought-after jewel.
A Low Tide Pentaptych

A Low Tide Pentaptych

c.1830

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

(Japanese, 1797–1861)
Japan, Edo period (1615–1868)

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