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A finished preparatory drawing (hanshita-e) of Urashima Tarō riding a mythical turtle (minogame).

Artist:
Utagawa Shigetoshi, active ca. 1850s-1860s [Browse]
Format:
Visual material
Published/​Created:
n.d. [mid-19th c.].
Description:
1 item ; sheet 23.3 x 27.2 cm.
Notes:
  • Medium: Ink and color on paper
  • Artist information: Utagawa Shigetoshi was a minor student of Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).
  • Format: Uchiwa-e (fan print).
  • Item description: The story of Urashima Tarō̄ has many versions, but the basic story is similar to a combination of Rip Van Winkle and Pandora's Box. One day the young boy Urashima saves a turtle from being tormented by lower centerl children. A few days later whi.
  • Provenance: Purchased at one of three 1947 sales at Parke-Bernet or at Gimbels Department Store, New York City.
  • Signed: Shigetoshi ga.
Source acquisition:
Gift of Gillett G. Griffin in honor of Dale Roylance. Given 2008.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Drawing Japanese 19th century
Other views:
Staff view