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Hokusai's Album of the Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido

(Gojusantsugi) Hokusai dochu gafu
(五十三次)北斎道中画譜

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Designed and engraved by Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850), Author of preface Takai Ranzan (Japanese), Publisher Kogetsudo Bunsuke


Dimensions

Overall: 22.6 x 15.8 cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/4 in.); hanshibon

Accession Number

1997.573

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Inscription

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