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Shûchô gafu (Pictures of Birds) vol. 2

衆鳥画譜 (地)

Meiji era
Preface and signature page: 1889. Colophon: 1890
Artist Numata Kashû Denshô (died 1901), Author of preface Kuki Seikai, Publisher Nakamura Satarô


Overall: 25.2 x 17.7 cm (9 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.); ôhon

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books


Artist signature: Kashu.
Artist seal: Kashu.


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