Debate between the Nichiren Sect and the Ikkô Sect (Nichiren shû Ikkô shû hôron no zu)

「日蓮宗一向宗法論之図」

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
about 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1)
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.3 cm (14 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42116

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 11.34998.1 (left sheet only, mounted in album), 11.42103a-b (complete diptych), 11.42116 (right sheet only)

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元: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