The God Ebisu Walking with a Young Woman in the Snow

雪中の恵比寿と美人

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1773–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #283 (copy); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 439

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.4 x 18.5 cm (8 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8426

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 17.1447, 21.8426, 52.951

Poem translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 403; and Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 437.

Inscription

Poem by Nomichi no Kisanji: Yuki gomori/ Benten tayû/ hikitsurete/ Ebisu no miya e/ tomo ni au hi wa

Signed

Toyohiro ga
豊広画

Provenance

Between 1906 and 1909, acquired by Mr. and Mrs. John Osgood (Elizabeth Cameron) Blanchard in Japan; April 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Blanchard sale, American Art Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection