Kôrin gafu (The Kôrin Picture Album)

光琳画譜

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9)
Artist Nakamura Hôchû (Japanese, active about 1799–1818), After Ogata Kôrin (Japanese, 1658–1716), Author of preface Tachibana Chikage (1735–1808), Publisher Izumiya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Saunders, Le Japon Artistique (MFA, 2010), selected images from this impression, pp. 31-35; Keyes, Ehon (2006), pp. 148-151; Hillier (1987), pp. 654-60; Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 359

Dimensions

Overall: 27.7 x 18.9 cm (10 7/8 x 7 7/16 in.); ôbon

Accession Number

1997.533.1-2

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Artist signature: Hôchû kore wo utsusen

Markings

Artist seal: Kakihan

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