Banquet of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune

七福神の宴会

Japanese
Meiji era
1882 (Meiji 15), October


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #61

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 72.8 cm (14 3/8 x 28 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1168

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This print was apparently the basis for our painting 11.8444, which has a (false?) signature of Kawanabe Kyôsai.

Inscription

「顔はよくとりをさめたるとしのくれあすハ目出たいと今日も朝からのミはしめ」

Signed

Ôju Yoshitoshi giga
応需芳年戯画

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ginjirô

Provenance

Between about 1968 and 1978, probably purchased in Lexington, Kentucky by Lawrence S. Thompson; 1986, bequest of Lawrence Thompson to Sarah E. Thompson, Lowell, MA; 2012, year-end gift of Sarah E. Thompson to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Sarah E. Thompson