The Life of Saint Nichiren (Nichiren shônin go isseiki)

「日蓮上人御一生記」

Japanese
Edo period
19th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

37.8 x 50.1 cm (14 7/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.34921

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

Seals in lower left corner, possibly artist's seals

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: December 15, 2000)

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