The Virtuous Woman Otake, an Avatar of Dainichi Nyorai, Reads the Sutras for the Salvation of All Beings (Retsujo Otake wa Dainichi Nyorai no keshin ni te shujô saido no tame onkyô dokuju no zu)

「列女お竹ハ大日如来の化身にて衆生さいどのため御経読誦之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunimaro I (Japanese, active about 1850–1875), Publisher Takanoya Tomoemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #150; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #89

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 50.1 cm (14 5/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36771a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni monjin Kunimaro ga (on right sheet), Ichiensai Kunimaro ga (on left sheet)
豊国門人国麿画 一円斎国麿画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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: 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