An Imitation of Lady Maya Giving Birth to Prince Siddhartha

「万亭応賀戯作釈迦八相倭文庫巻の内中天竺摩迦陀国迦毘羅城三十七世の帝浄飯大王の后妃善覚大臣の娘轎曇弥の妹摩耶夫人悉達太子を産賜ふ見立 板元錦重堂欽白」 「命婦」「摩耶夫人」 「優陀夷の女房」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 72.6 cm (14 5/16 x 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43587a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「万亭応賀戯作釈迦八相倭文庫巻の内中天竺摩迦陀国迦毘羅城三十七世の帝浄飯大王の后妃善覚大臣の娘轎曇弥の妹摩耶夫人悉達太子を産賜ふ見立 板元錦重堂欽白」

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)

香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection