(Kyôka) Ehon kagamigusa

(教歌) 絵本鑑草
Ehon wakamidori

Japanese
Edo period
colophon: 1761 (Hôreki 11)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Blockcutter Takeuchi Heishirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #24 (as "Ehon wakamidori")

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 15.4 cm (8 7/16 x 6 1/16 in.); hanshibon

Accession Number

2011.989.1-2

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Out on Loan

On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, November 3, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

artist (colophon): gakô Suzuki Harunobu hitsu
奥付け:画工鈴木春信筆

Markings

seals of Harunobu and Takeuchi Heishirô
春信、竹内平四郎の印章

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: August 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse