Young Man as the Bodhisattva Monju

見立文殊

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Komatsuken (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #52; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #634; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 610

Dimensions

11.5 x 15.7 cm (4 1/2 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30137

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Fukuoka City Museum, Japan, July 7, 2018 – August 26, 2018

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.30137, 21.5696
Right sheet of a pair, with 11.30136, 21.5697

Numbers for the short months are hidden in the pattern of the kimono.

Signed

Komatsu ga
小松画

Markings

Artist's seal: Komatsu

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: August 3, 1911)

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