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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重)

Print: Suzuki [すずき] and kinmedai [金目鯛] with sprigs of shiso [しそ]
from an untitled series known as the Large Fish [魚尽くし]

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Dates: circa 1840 - 1842,created
Dimensions: 14.0 in,9.625 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Hiroshige ga (広重画)
Artist's seal: Ichiryūsai

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Legion of Honor, San Francisco; British Museum; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna; Honolulu Museum of Art; Freer/Sackler Galleries; Connecticut College;

Physical description:

"This series of ten or eleven prints - it is not certain whether a print of trout belongs tothe series or not - was originally commissioned by a poetry club. They were thus first issued as a de luxe kyōka folding albums and all the prints from the first edition... have a centerfold.

Bokashi was added to the upper edge in later impressions..."

Quoted from: Hiroshige: Prints and Drawings by Matthi Forrer, Prestel, 1997, n.p., entry #82.

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Sea bass (すずき), Golden-eyed sea bream (金目鯛) and shiso (しそ). [The plant is variously described as a 'beefsteak plant', perilla and/or shiso. These may all be the same thing, but for now we don't know for sure. The names of the fishes are different too, somewhat.]