The Chomonjû: Snake and Melons, from the series Comparison of Japanese Books (Washo kurabe)

「和書くらへ 著聞集」 瓜に蛇 (複製)

Japanese
Meiji-era copy of Edo-period design
1890s copy of 1809 original
After Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850), Falsely attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #59; the original: Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #129

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.5 x 18 cm (8 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.53.133

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Group B copy.

Inscription

龍になる蛇も出かけて山々に桜の花の雲を起せり 旭山人

Signed

False signature: Hokusai ga

北斎画

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

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