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

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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

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, late 1820s

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

Accession Number

00.1928

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints