Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国)

Print: Left panel of a triptych of actors representing the 7 Lucky Gods on a chrysanthemum treasure ship with Segawa Senjo as Jurōjin and Nakamura Utaemon III as Hotei - from the series Actors and the 12 Months

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Dates: 1809,created
Dimensions: 10.125 in,15.25 in,Overall dimensions

Signed: Toyokuni-ga
Publisher: Maruya Jinpachi
Marks 294 - seal 08-088

Related links: British Museum - all three panels; Japan Arts Council - full triptych;

Physical description:

Toyokuni designed twelve actor triptychs, one for each month of the year. The toshidama cartouche in the upper left contains the series title.


This triptych is illustrated in color in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections: British Museum II, Kodansha Ltd, 1988, #221.