Five Treasure Balls (Hōju) and Five "Longevity" Characters Artist, attributed to: Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

Medium

Painting: sumi Ink on silk

Dimensions

with mounting: 9 1/4 × 10 1/4 in. (23.5 × 26 cm)

Credit Line

Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore

Accession Number

1951.51.58

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Period

Edo period (1615–1868)

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Provenance

Provenance

Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853–1908) Collection. Asia Institute, New York; Mrs. William H. Moore (Ada Small Moore) (1858–1955) New York; gift in 1951 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Inscriptions

Kanji for longevity (ju or kotobuki in Japanese) and eternal (ei) are incorporated into the painting of hoju treasure balls. Before the signature, "old man [at the age of] 80" is written.

Signed

Manji hitsu (brushed) followed by the red seal of "one hundred" in intaglio.

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