Eawase kagami (Mirror of Picture Matching)

絵合鑑

Japanese
Edo period
Late 17th century
Attributed to Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694), Publisher Urokogataya (Japanese)


Dimensions

21.2 x 15.2 cm (chûbon)

Accession Number

2006.1731

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper with hand coloring

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Inscription

Handwritten on inside of front cover: cover changed in Bunka 13 (1816); prior collection of Shikitei Sanba.

Markings

Circular seal of Shikitei Sanba stamped in red on page 1

式亭

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: October 16, 2006)

Credit Line

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