Misogi (Purification Ritual) from the Tales of Ise

Signed

Signed: Hôitsu Kishin hitsu



抱一着暉眞筆

Marks

Hôitsu (double-outlined, squared-circular relief seal)

Bunsen (gourd-shaped, relief seal)



抱弌 (double-outlined, squared-circular relief seal)

文詮 (gourd-shaped, relief seal)

Provenance

Until 1933, Kuwahara family collection, known as the Shoyo-an; December 16-17, 1933, sold at the Tokyo bijutsu kurabu; until 2001, Manno Museum; 2003, acquired by Klaus Naumann, Tokyo; 2005, sold by Klaus Naumann to the MFA. (Accession date: December 14, 2005)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Misogi (Purification Ritual) from the Tales of Ise

  • Japanese, Edo period, 1810–15
  • Sakai Hôitsu, Japanese, 1761–1828
Dimensions
Image: 111.5 x 50.4 cm (43 7/8 x 19 13/16 in.) Overall: 208.3 x 72.4 cm (82 x 28 1/2 in.) (includes cord and roller)
Medium or Technique
Hanging scroll; ink, color, gold, and silver on silk
Classification
Paintings
Type
Hanging scroll
Accession Number
2005.622
Not on view

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