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(Denshin kaishu) Hokusai manga shohen (Hokusai Sketchbooks, vol. 1)

(伝神開手)北斎漫画 初編

Edo period
1814 (Bunka 11)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Author of preface Hanshû Sanjin (Japanese), Publisher Eirakuya Tôshirô (Tôhekidô) (Japanese), Publisher Kadomaruya Jinsuke (Shûseikaku) (Japanese), Publisher Takegiowa Tebei (Japanese), Publisher Hanabusaya Heikichi (Japanese), Copyist Hokutei Bokusen (Japanese), Copyist Tonansai Hokuun (Japanese)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; limited color

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books


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