Waka Ebisu (The Young God Ebisu)

龢謌夷

Japanese
Edo period
about 1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #157; Asano and Clark 1995, #465; Gentles, Masters of the Japanese Print, Asia Society (1964), cat. no. 91 (this impr.)

Dimensions

25.8 x 18.8 cm (orihon)

Accession Number

2006.1808

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Kitagawa Utamaro
喜多川歌麿

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