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Ukiyo-e gafu (An Ukiyoe Album, Part One)

浮世絵畫譜 初編

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Author of preface Akitsu (Japanese), Publisher Unknown, 19th century


Dimensions

22.7 x 15.5 cm (chûbon)

Accession Number

1997.597

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Artist signature: Keisai Yoshinobu hitsu.
Artist signature: Keisai Yoshinobu hitsu

Markings

Artist seal: Keisai, Eisen-no in

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