Item No: facjp00112
Title: [Ship of Fortune / Seven Gods of Happiness]
Print and Picture Collection
"Masanobu was a painter, print artist, and illustrator, as well as a pioneering book publisher and author. He was a leading figure in the early period of woodblock printing and established his own school. Born in 1686, he studied poetry under Tachiba Fukaku (1662-1753) but was largely self-taught as a painter, showing influences by Hishikawa Moronobu (died 1694) and Kiyonobu. Masanobu is seen as the originator of the 'pillar prints' (hashira-e) and also of prints that make use of a European perspective (uki-e). Furthermore, he is one of the first who published benizuri-e (two-color printing)."
from: "Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900", Andreas Marks. Tuttle Publishing, Tokyo, 2010. p.32
7 gods gather below a crane. FIne colors.
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Masunobu, Tanaka - Artist