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Actors Representing the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (Shichifukujin): from right, Ichikawa Danjûrô V for Bishamonten (Mukadeya), Segawa Kikunojô III for Benten (Benten-ya), Nakamura Nakazô I for Hotei (Hoteiya), Ichikawa Yaozô III for Daikoku (Daikokuya), I

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Hexaptych, left to right: 21.7126, 21.7127, 21.7128, 21.7129, 21.7130, 21.7131 MFA impressions: 11.13452 (one sheet, = 21.7128), 21.7626-31 (set of six sheets) Apparently an imaginary performance (mitate) showing actors who never actually appeared together; possibly made for New Year of 1780....

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Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet) 春章画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1779–80 (An'ei 8–9)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 6 (five sheets only)

Dimensions

Hosoban hexaptych

Accession Number

21.7126-31

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints