Takigawa (representing the god Jurôjin), from the series Seven Lucky Gods (Shichifukujin tsuzuki)

「七福神続 滝川」 寿老人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796–98 (Kansei 8–10)
Artist Ichirakutei Eisui (Japanese, active 1790–1823)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eisui list, #2.1; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 500, list no. C6

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.4 cm (14 7/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.14695

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eisui ga
栄水画

Markings

No censor's seal

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