Ebisu and Ofuji, from the series The Seven Gods of Good Fortune in the Modern World (Tôsei Shichifukujin)

「当世七福神」 恵比寿と本柳屋お藤

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769 (Meiwa 6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #114; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #410; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #306.1, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 501

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.7 x 20.9 cm (10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

34.343

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Asakusa no/ ichi fushi no ko no/ yanagi-goshi/ nishiki Ebisu mo/ mitore Saburô

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter