Posted by Guy Pepermans (22.214.171.124) on April 04, 2019 at 20:20:48:
In Reply to: not in database posted by kchoy on April 04, 2019 at 05:32:08:
The artist is Utagawa Toyohiro (歌川豊広, 1773-1828). The series title reads 'Fûryû yatsushi Shichifukujin' (風流やつし七福神 - The Seven Gods of Fortune in Fashionable Guise). Published around 1800 by Iseya Kinbei.
The subject here is Jurôjin (壽老人), god of longevity. The design refers to Jurojin by means of the scroll that one of the beauties presents to the other; it depicts the deer, another symbol of longevity, that usually accompanies him as a messenger.
The print must have one out of a series of seven, depicting elegant young ladies in a parody, referring to each of the Gods of Fortune.
So far, I found no further references or images of this particular series.
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