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Gasoku (Principles of Painting)

Hashira: Wakan gasoku

Edo period
colophon: 1776 (An'ei 5); 1st preface: 1773 (An'ei 2); 2nd preface and postface: 1774 (An'ei 3)
Artist Sakurai Shûzan Keigetsu (1770s), Author of preface Kiyokawa Anyû, Author of preface Kanegai Junkyô (Japanese), Author of postface Inagaki Chôshô (Japanese), Publisher Suharaya Ihachi (Japanese), Publisher Suharaya Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Kashiwabaraya Yozaemon (Japanese), Publisher Ônogi Ichibei (Japanese), Publisher Akitaya Heizaemon (Japanese)


Overall: 26.5 x 18 cm (10 7/16 x 7 1/16 in.); ôhon

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books


Other artists also indicated.
Other authors: Kanegai Junkyo (preface), Inagaki Chosho (postface).
Publishers: Suharaya Ihei and 4 others, Edo.


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