Weightlifting Feats by the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (Shichifukujin chikara no kyokumochi)

「七福神力の曲持」

Japanese
Meiji era
1874 (Meiji 7), 10th month
Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Yamamura Kinzaburô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 73.5 cm (14 1/4 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42002a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Possible publishers: Daikokuya Kinzaburô, Ôyama Toyojirô

Signed

Ôju Eisai ga ?? (Kikukoshi??)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 10
No blockcutter's mark

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: January 19, 2005)

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