The Giant Lotus in the Amazon River (Amazon gawa no daionihasu) from Ehagaki sekai

Postcard of gigant lotus in the Amazon River
「南亜米利加アマゾン河の上流にヴィクトリアレジァといふ大鬼蓮がある。葉の直径五六尺あって其質が硬強なので、盥舟の様に子供が乗ってあそぶそうだ。これを現世の一蓮托生と言ってよからう」

Japanese
Late Meiji era
1908
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)


Place of Creation: Japan

Dimensions

Overall (trimmed): 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.2156

Medium or Technique

Color lithograph; ink on card stock

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Postcards

Provenance

Ex. Jaeger Collection

Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002); ex. Jaeger Collection

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards