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Asian Art
Artist: Harushige, Japanese, active ca. 1820s

New Year’s rice cake with mice

1828 (year of the rat)

Surimono, vertical ō-ban; polychrome woodblock print with embossing

sheet: 21 7/8 × 8 7/16 in. (55.5 × 21.5 cm)
Gift of Virginia Shawan Drosten and Patrick Kenadjian, B.A. 1970
2018.116.2
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Provenance: 

Joan B. Mirviss, New York; purchased by Virginia Shawan Drosten and Patrick Kenadjian, Koenigstein im Taunus, Germany; gifted in 2017 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

Sadako Ohki and Adam Haliburton, The Private World of Surimono: Japanese Prints from the Virginia Shawan Drosten and Patrick Kenadjian Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2020), 233, no. 114, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.