The Blessings of the Buddha Are in Proportion to the Offerings: The Buddha of Shining LIght (Amida no hikari mo kane shidai, Rurikô nyorai), A God LIves in the Head of an Honest Person (Shôjiki no kôbe ni kami yadoru), from the series One Hundred Pictures

狂斎百図 「あみ陀の光も金次第 留利光如来」「正直ノ頭上(こふべ)に神住(かみやどる)」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 9th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 102, #0775 (sheet of 4); Oikawa and Yamaguchi, Kyôsai no giga (1992), #85

Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); H. 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45800.36

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions:
Uncut sheet: 11.45393.19
Right side only: 11.37025, 11.45800.36
Left side only: 11.37026, 11.45800.33

Signed

Seisei Kyôsai giga
惺々狂斎戯画

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