Zhong Kui (Shôki), the Demon Queller, in stone-rubbing style

石摺り風の鍾馗図 「鬼界無近終南山」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.6 x 14.6 cm (12 13/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.19052

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

鬼界無近終南山

Signed

Nishimura Shigenaga hitsu
西村重長筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Shige

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