The Treasure Ship of the Seven Girls of Good Fortune (Shichi fuku musume takarabune)

「七副娘宝船」

Japanese
Edo period
1807 (Bunka 4), 2nd month
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 24.9 cm (14 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17845-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two left sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.17845 (left), 11.17846 (right)

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu (on each sheet)
菊川英山筆

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, ...
改印:極

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