In the Year of the Earth Horse, on the 8th Day of the 5th Month, People Born in Earth and Water Signs Enter a Lucky Cycle (Tsuchinoe uma no toshi gogatsu yôka dosuisei no hito uke ni iru): Fukusuke and Fukurokuju Knock Heads While Bowing

「戊午歳五月八日 土水性の人うけに入」 福助と福禄寿の挨拶

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #167 (1861 edition); Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #158; Inagaki and Isao, Kuniyoshi no kyôga (1991), #156 (1861 edition)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

08.543.59

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

According to yin-yang divination (onmyôdô), luck followed a cycle of seven good years and then five bad years, according to one’s year of birth. The ages of people in each category are listed.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午四
彫師:なし

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 13, 2009)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection