Azuma asobi (Pleasures of the East)

絵本東遊

Japanese
Edo period
about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Author of preface Sensoan Ichindo (Japanese), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 1 (1989), p. 59, col. 2; Hillier, Art of Hokusai in Book Illus. (1980), list no. 83, pp. 43-6; Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 235

Dimensions

25.6 x 17.7 cm (ôhon)

Accession Number

1997.667

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Provenance

Between about 1897 and 1907, probably acquired in Japan by Charles J. Morse (b. 1852 - d. 1911), Evanston, IL; by descent to his son, Jared Kirtland Morse (b. 1886 - d. 1949) and his wife, Caroline Roberts Morse (b. 1907 - d. 1982), Cromwell, CT; gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse