- Museum number
Painting, hanging scroll. Portrait of the Pure Land (Jodo) priest Tokuhon. Ink and colour on silk.
- Production date
- 1817 (about)
Height: 152 centimetres (mount)
Height: 77.50 centimetres
Width: 45.10 centimetres (mount)
Width: 29.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Tokuhon (1758-1818) was a monk of the Pure Land sect who founded the Ichigyo-in Temple in Edo. In 1817, the year of this portrait, he was appointed by Tenkai of Zojo-ji to lead proselytizing in the eastern provinces. The portrait has been inscribed by Tokuhon with the six character 'Namu Amida Butsu' invocation of the Pure Land sect.
(label copy, TTC, 1998)
'徳本.' 'Nineteenth century.' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 Apr - Nov, BM, Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.3517 (Japanese Painting Number)