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Young Man as the Bodhisattva Monju

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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.


Komatsu ga


Artist's seal: Komatsu


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

Japanese, Edo period, 1765 (Meiwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #634; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 610


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

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Medium or Technique

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