Fukurokuju, One of the Gods of Good Fortune

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)



NOTES:

[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Fukurokuju, One of the Gods of Good Fortune

  • Fukurokuju zu
  • 福禄寿図
  • Japanese, Edo period, latter half of the 18th century
  • Kano Shinsho, Japanese, died in 1 died in 1787
Dimensions
Image: 81.1 x 28.3 cm (31 15/16 x 11 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Classification
Paintings
Type
Hanging scroll
Catalogue Raisonné
KJM2-Kano-240
Accession Number
11.6658
Not on view

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