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Hôbun gafu (A Book of Pictures by Hôbun)

芳文画譜

Japanese
Meiji era
1900
Artist Kikuchi Hôbun (Japanese, 1862–1918), Author of preface Sakurado Tamao, Publisher Tanaka Jihei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 23.9 x 16.6 cm (9 7/16 x 6 9/16 in.); ôhon

Accession Number

1997.528

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and limited color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Hôbun sha

Markings

Artist's seal: Hôbun

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