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Asian Art
Artist, attributed to: Tawaraya Sōtatsu, Japanese, active 1600–1643

Matsumushi (Cricket)

early 17th century

Printed in ink with movable type on mica-decorated paper

With Wrapper: 9 1/2 × 7 3/16 in. (24.1 × 18.2 cm)
Without Wrapper: 9 × 7 3/8 in. (22.86 × 18.73 cm)
Purchased with an anonymous gift
2016.125.1
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Momoyama period (1573–1615) Keicho era (1596–1615)
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Manuscripts
Provenance: 

Shigeo Sorimachi (1901-1991) collection; Mathias Kormor, New York; Anonymous New York owner consigned to dealer Koichi Yanagi for sale; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. purchase in 2016.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

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.