This early c1850 woodblock print, from a series 'Seven Lucky Gods of Fortune' depicts 'Jurojin and Benzaiten. Jurojin is Chinese, a God of the elderly and longevity, whose origins are based in Taoism.  He is represented under a peach blossom tree with numerous scrolls of wisdom.  He shown offering a scroll to Benzaiten.  Benzaiten is a female God from India/Nepal, whose origins are in Hinduism, with the attributes of talent, beauty and music.  She is a patron of artists, writers, dancers and Geishas.  This woodblock print bears Kunisada's cipher, with a circular title box, printer seals and censor/date seals as well. It shows some wear, as can be seen in the photos, but is in excellent condition, given its age.  The print's sight size is 14" x 10", and the frame measures 19" x 14.75".  It is matted in orange, which complements the print colors, and the frame is a wood black and goldtone pattern.  US insured shipping is $35.00.    P4036    $295

Kunisada (Toyokuni III), Utagawa (1786-1864) 'Seven Lucky Gods of Fortune'

$295.00Price