Shoshoku ekagami (Mirror of Images of Various Professions)

諸職畫鑑

Japanese
Edo period
preface: 1795 (Kansei 7); colophon: 1794 (Kansei 6)
Artist Kitao Masayoshi (Kuwagata Keisai) (Japanese, 1764–1824), Blockcutter Shunpûdô Noshiro Ryûkô, Publisher Suharaya Ichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 4 (1990), p. 579, col. 3

Dimensions

Overall: 26.3 x 18.2 cm (10 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1540

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

artist (colophon): Tôto Keisai Kitao Masayoshi

奥付け:東都 蕙斎北尾政美

Markings

red collector's seal
Printed black artist and blockcutter's seals

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: October 16, 2006)

Credit Line

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