Kudami-jo Does a Good Deed by Releasing Living Things (Kudami-jo hôjô-e o okonaite zenkon o hodokosu zu): Yasodhara (Yasudara-jo, R), Prince Siddhartha (Shitta Taishi, C), Kudami-jo (L)

「鸎弥陀(くだみ)女 放生会(ほうじやうゑ)を行(おこな)ひて善根(ぜんこん)を施(ほどこ)す図(づ)」「耶輪陀羅女(やすだらちよ)」  「悉陀太子(しつたたいし)」  「鸎弥陀女(くだみぢよ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru I (Sadashige) (Japanese, active about 1820–60)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 74.9 cm (14 3/4 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.16220a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16220a-c (complete triptych), 11.16221 (center sheet only), 11.39906a-c (complete triptych)

Unidentified publisher (Marks U258)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniteru ga
一雄斎国輝画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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: August 3, 1911)

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