- Museum number
Painting, hanging scroll. Ebisu, Daikoku and the twelve calendrical animals, with a man leading in a horse. Ink and colour on silk.
- Production date
Height: 33 centimetres
Width: 55.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The painting was done on the 7th day of the second month of the rat year (1816), commissioned by one 'Senrusha shujin'. It shows two of the seven lucky gods, Ebisu (left) and Daikoku (right) and the circle of zodiac animals, beginning with the rat, one of Daikoku's attributes. A packhorse is being led into the painting, auspiciously laden with rice bales. (Label copy, TTC 2000)
'Yoda Chikkoku' '依田竹谷' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 24 Mar-26 Jun, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan Time'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.1882 (Japanese Painting Number)