Ehon yachiyo gusa (A Picture Book of Ageless Grasses)

絵本八代草

Japanese
Edo period
Preface: 1768 (Meiwa 5)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Author of preface and text Tokusôshi (Japanese), Publisher Yamazaki Kinbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #108; Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 171

Dimensions

22.7 x 16.2 cm (chûbon)

Accession Number

1997.482

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: Toto Gako Suzuki Harunobu Hitsu

Markings

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

Provenance

Bunshichi Kobayashi (b. 1864 - d. 1923), Japan. 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