Hotei Playing with a Child, from the series The Seven Gods of Good Fortune in the Modern World (Tôsei Shichifukujin)

「当世七福神」 布袋と夏姿の母子

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #411; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #306.6, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 502

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.5 x 20.5 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.344

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Shami naranu/ chôshi ni notte/ fukutoku o/ uketamaubeki/ Ten kozôdono

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