As the Cherry Is To Flowers, the Samurai Is To Men (Hana wa sakuragi, hito wa bushi), The Child in the Arms is More Precious Than the One Carried on the Back (Obutta ko yori daita ko), Retribution for Eating Game (Shishi kutta mukui), from the series One

狂斎百図  「花ハ桜木人ハ武士」「おぶった子よりだいたこ」「猪食ったむくい」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 103, #0772 (sheet of 4)

Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); H. 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45800.43

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: 11.45393.11
Right side only: 11.22655, 11.37002, 11.45800.43
Left side only: 11.37003

Signed

Kyôsai
狂斎

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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