Calligraphy, by Chinzan (top right), Daikoku and Mice Playing Tag with a Cat, by Kyôsai (top left); Naval Landing Party, by Hiroshige (bottom); from an untitled harimaze series

書、大黒と鼠と猫のところ遊び、海軍の上陸部隊

Japanese
Meiji era
1878 (Meiji 11), June 7


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 114, #0917

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.2 cm (14 3/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.37212

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ryûsai (below); Seisei Kyôsai (upper left)

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