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Ehon nishiki no fukuro (The Brocade Bag Picture Book)

畫本錦之嚢

Japanese
Edo period
preface: 1828 (Bunsei 11)
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Author of preface Bunkado Shujin (Japanese), Publisher Kawachiya Mohei (Gungyokudô) (Japanese), Publisher Eirakuya Tôshirô (Tôhekidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 302

Dimensions

22.2 x 15.4 cm (chûbon)

Accession Number

1997.604

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: Toto eishi Keisai Eisen ga

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