Ehon mushi erami (Picture Book of Selected Insects)

The Insect Book
画本虫撰

Japanese
Edo period
1788 (Tenmei 8)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Author Ishikawa Masamochi (Rokujuen Meshimori) (Japanese), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #156; Asano and Clark 1995, #463

Dimensions

Overall: 27 x 18.4 cm (10 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.) (ôhon)

Accession Number

2003.248.1-2

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink, color, and mica on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Preface signed Yadoya Meshimori shirusu
Colophon signed Toriyama Sekien sho
Preface signed 宿屋飯盛しるす (Yadoya Meshimori shirusu)
Colophon signed 鳥山石燕書 (Toriyama Sekien sho)

Markings

Toriyama
Toyofusa
鳥山
豊房

Provenance

Gift of John Phillips

Credit Line

Gift of John Phillips