'Right hand panel of The Pearl Divers triptych by Utamaro', c1797-98, (1936). Creator
'Right hand panel of The Pearl Divers triptych by Utamaro', c1797-98, (1936). Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806), Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock of a woman wringing waistcloth holding knife in her mouth while another selects shellfish from a basket. Coloured pigment on hand-made washi paper. From "The Studio Volume III" [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1936.]
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'Crustacea and Reptiles', c1850. Artist: Robert Kent Thomas
'Crustacea and Reptiles', c1850. The central image shows a lobster, crab, turtle, scallops, whelks and prawns, cowrie shells, lobster and crab pots and shrimping nets, set against an English seaside scene of cliffs and a beach, with people carring shrimping nets. Surrounding vignettes show (clockwise from top left): turtle soup served at the Lord Mayor of London's banquet; pearl fishing; catching turtles; a mother and daughter looking in an apothecary's window displaying leeches and toothpowder; making items from mother-of-pearl shell; making basketware crab pots; shrimping with nets; cowrie shells used as currency; an artist using sepia ink derived from cuttlefish; making items from tortoiseshell. From Graphic Illustrations of Animals and Their Utility to Man published by Thomas Varty. (London, c1850).
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