Ukiyo-e print of the seven gods of good fortune

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:54


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Lot 280: Author: Katsukawa Shunsh?. Title: Seven gods of good fortune (Shichi-fuku-jin). Place Published: (Japan). Publisher: Chichibaya. Date Published: c. 1780. Description: 68x11 cm (261/2x41/2") color matted print. This ukiyo-e scroll print features the seven gods of good fortune (also known as the seven lucky gods) : Hotei, Jur?jin, Fukurokuju, Bishamonten, Benzaiten, Daikokuten, Ebisu. It is a rare vertical diptych with beautiful composition. The artist, Katsukawa Shunsh?, was a leader in the Katsukawa school. Condition: Some slight wear to paper and matting; near fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $1000-$1500
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