Happiness: Guo Ziyi (Fuku, Kakushigi), from the series Happiness, Prosperity, and Longevity (Fukurokuju)

福禄寿 「福 郭子儀」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #71; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 71

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.7 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19870

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19870, 2009.4994.6

The complete set: 00.1930, 11.19870, 11.19871; 2009.6-8

Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, pp. 107-8; and Polster & Marks 1980, p. 69.

Inscription

Poem by Fukunoya Uchinari: Sakazuki o/ megurasu haru no/ tozake ni/ soete metetaki/ kazu no ko takara

盃をめくらす 春のとそ酒に そえて めてたき 数の子 たから

Signed

Zugi Gakutei

図技岳亭

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