Ehon shogei nishiki (A Picture Book of Accomplishments Clothed in Brocade)

絵本諸藝の錦

Japanese
Edo period
1763 (Hôreki 13)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Author of preface Tokusôshi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #26

Dimensions

Overall: 22.4 x 16 cm (8 13/16 x 6 5/16 in.); chûbon

Accession Number

1997.498.1-3

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: Gakô Suzuki Harunobu hitsu; author: Sansha Naniwa Tokusôshi

画工 鈴木春信筆; 讃者 浪花禿箒子

Markings

Artist seal: Harunobu
Red collector's seal inside back cover of chitsu and on page 1 of volume 1.

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