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Chigusa no hana (Flowers of a Thousand Varieties)

千種の花

Japanese
Meiji era
1891 (Meiji 24)
Artist Kôno Bairei (Japanese, 1844–1895), and Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka Jihei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mitchell, p.234

Dimensions

23.8 x 16.6 cm (9 3/8 x 6 9/16 in.) (chûbon)

Accession Number

1997.310.1-4

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Artist signature: Kono Bairei hitsu

Markings

Bairei

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