Acrobatics by Pigs (Buta no karuwaza) (R); A Sweet Pastry into the Open Mouth (Aita kuchi e ohagi), Love Makes No Distinction between High and Low: The Famous Holy Man of Shigadera (Koi ni ueshita no hedate nashi, Shigadera no nadakaki shônin) (L); from t

狂斎百図 「ぶたのかるわざ」  「あいた口へおはき」「恋に上下のへだてなし」「志賀寺之名高キ上人」

Japanese
Edo period
1863–66 (Bunkyû 3–Keiô 2)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 103, #0785 (sheet of 4); Tokita, E de tanoshimu Edo no kotowaza (2005), p. 149 (L only)

Dimensions

Two vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban) on uncut horizontal chûban sheet; 18.1 x 24 cm (7 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45393.16

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions:
Uncut sheet: 11.45393.16
Right side only: 11.37008
Left side only: 11.37001

Album containing 50 designs (half of the series?): 11.45393.1-25

Signed

Kyôsai (right side), Kyôsai tawamure (left side)
狂斎 狂斎戯

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