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Hana no ani (Cherry's Elder Brother)

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artist (frontispiece) : Sôri aratame Hokusai ga; (colophon): Hokusai Tokimasa ga 口絵:宗理改北斎画; 奥付け:北斎辰政画


Red seals:(artist): Shi Zoka; (collector): Shikitei (formerly in the collection of Shikitei Sanba) 朱印:(画家印) 師造化; (蔵書印) 式亭 (式亭三馬旧蔵)


Shikitei Sanba (b. 1776 - d. 1822), Japan. 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)

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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1799

Catalogue Raisonné

Hillier, Art of Hokusai in Book Illus. (1980), list no. 79


20.2 x 14.0 cm (orihon)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper




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