Ehon Asamurasaki (Picture Book "Light Purple")

絵本浅紫

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769 (Meiwa 6)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820), Publisher Yamazaki Kinbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 1 (1989), p. 488, col. 3

Dimensions

Overall: 22.4 x 15.6 cm (8 13/16 x 6 1/8 in.); hanshibon

Accession Number

2006.1542.1-2

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Kitao Shigemasa ga

北尾重政画

Markings

Printed seals, black

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