Banshoku zukô (Designs for All Artisans)


Edo period
preface to volume 1: 1827 (Bunsei 10); preface to volume 3: 1835 (Tenpô 6); preface to volume 4: 1850 (Kaei 3)
Artist Katsushika Taito II (Japanese, active about 1810–1853), Author of preface Nanritei Kiraku (Japanese, active in 1804–1835), Publisher Kawachiya Mohei (Gungyokudô) (Japanese), Publisher Echigoya Jihei (Japanese), Publisher Suharaya Shinbei (Kobayashi Shinbei, Sûzanbô) (Japanese), Publisher Gunkyokudô (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 281


Overall: 22.2 x 15.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and limited color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books


vols. 1 and 4: artist (front endpaper): Katsushika Taito sensei ga; vol. 3: artist (front endpaper): Katsushika Taito sensei hitsu
巻一,四: 見返:葛飾戴斗先生画; 巻三: 見返:葛飾戴斗先生筆


Seals of Fujiwara, Ota, and Zogeya (book lenders?). 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: March 14, 2001)

Credit Line

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