Nichiren and the Levitating Rock at Mount Komuro on the 28th Day of the Fifth Month of 1274 (Bun'ei jûichi gogatsu nijûhachinichi Komuroyama hôrinseki), from the series Sketches of the Life of the Great Priest (Kôsô goichidai ryakuzu)

「高僧御一代略図 文永十一五月廿八日小室山法輪石」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–35 (Tenpô 1–6)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #24; Suzuki 1992, #184

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.1 x 35.4 cm (9 1/2 x 13 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16003

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (at lower right, partly torn off)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: (kiwame; in right margin, cut off of this impression)
No blockcutter's mark

改印:(極)
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