The Seven Gods of Good Fortune Enter the Harbor in Treasure Boats, a Newly Published Perspective Print (ShInpan uki-e shichifukujin takarabune minato-iri no zu)

新版浮絵 七福神宝船港入之図

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814), Publisher Iwatoya Genpachi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa Toyoharu to sono jidai (1994), #77

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.6 x 33.9 cm (9 5/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14713

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, July 23, 2018 – October 8, 2018

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Title and publication information in right margin, cut off of this impression.

Signed

(Utagawa Toyoharu kore o hakaru, in right margin, cut off of this impression)
(歌川豊春図之)

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