The Story of Chûjô-hime and the Taima Mandala, from the book Onna geibun sansai zue, vol. 4

女芸文三才図会 中将媛と当麻曼荼羅の物語

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 1st month
Artist Tsukioka Settei (Japanese, 1710–1786), Publisher Kawachiya (Japanese)


Dimensions

One page; 21.2 x 15 cm (8 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.53.190

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The intact book: 2009.3775.1-4 (volumes 2-5 only)
In this posthumous edition of the book, several pages at the beginning of each volume are printed in black, pink, and green, with the remaining illustrations in ink only.

Inscription

Some mandara o orite negahi no gotoku ni shôjin no Mida raigô o ogamitamahishi to nari

Signed

(this picture unsigned)
無款

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse