Woman Representing Benzaiten, from the series Allusions to the Seven Lucky Gods (Mitate shichifukujin)

「見立七福神 弁天」

Japanese
Edo period
late 1820s
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #52; Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #6; Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #133

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18.6 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1928

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 179.

Inscription

Poem by Umenoya Wakaki: Benten no/ yôraku to minu/ Saohime no/ yanagi no kami ni/ musubu shira tsuyu

Poem by Makinoya Naritsura: Benten no/ yukari no iro ni/ kasumu hi ya/ biwa mo kakayuru/ Fuji no yamahime

Signed

Gakutei
岳亭

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds