Ehon kokin ran (A Picture Book of Ancient Gold Brocade)

絵本古金襴

Japanese
Edo period
1763 (Hôreki 13)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Publisher Nishinomiya Shinroku (Japanese), Publisher Yamazaki Kinbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #25; Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 166; Brown, p.144

Dimensions

21.2 x 15.2 cm (chûbon)

Accession Number

1997.492.1-3

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Out on Loan

On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Artist signature: Zuko Suzuki Harunobu hitsu

Markings

Artist seal: Harunobu
Red collector's seal inside back of chitsu.

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