Lot 391: UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I 歌川豊国 (1768 - 1825)
November 19, 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Mother with Child. Original color woodblock print from the series Tokiyo shichi fukujin (時世七福人), published 1806, 12th month. Signed: Toyokuni ga. Publisher: Tsuruya Kinsuke. Censor seal: Kiwame and seal date.
The translation of the series title conveys a double meaning, meaning something like “The Seven Times of Fortune in a Person´s Life“. The underlying message is also the seven gods of luck. Sheets from this series are very rare.
OBAN, 35,6 x 25 CM
From a Viennese private collection