Hokusai shashin gafu (Hokusai's Album of Pictures from Nature)

北斎写真画譜

Japanese
Edo period
1814
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Author of preface Taira no Yuzuru (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #135; Hillier, Art of Hokusai in Book Illus. (1980), list no. 185

Dimensions

Overall: 25.8 x 17.1 cm (10 3/16 x 6 3/4 in.); ôhon; orihon

Accession Number

1997.882

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and limited color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

No artist signature

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