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The Eighth Day of the Fifth Month of the Year of the Earth Horse is Lucky for People Born in Earth and Water Signs (Tsuchinoe uma no toshi dosuisei no hito uke ni iri); Fukusuke and Fukurokuju Knock Heads While Bowing

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Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

Marks

Censor's seal: Horse 4 No blockcutter's mark

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 13, 2009)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1858 (Ansei 5), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #158; Inagaki and Isao, Kuniyoshi no kyôga (1991), #156 (1861 edition)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

08.543.59

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints