Shunshô gahon (The Shunshô Picture Book)

春章画本

Japanese
Edo period
1771 (Meiwa 8)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hillier, Art of the Japanese Book (1987), vol. 1, pp. 337-9

Dimensions

21.1 x 15.4 cm (8 1/4 x 6 1/16 in.) (hanshibon)

Accession Number

2006.1791

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Inscription

None

Signed

Katsukawa Shunshô ga

勝川春章画

Markings

Black seal on first page

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