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


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

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

Accession Number


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


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books


Artist: Gakô Suzuki Harunobu hitsu; author: Sansha Naniwa Tokusôshi

画工 鈴木春信筆; 讃者 浪花禿箒子


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


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