Comic One Hundred Turns of the Rosary (Dôke hyakumanben), from the series One Hundred Wildnesses by Kyôsai (Kyôsai hyakkyô)
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month
Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889)
Oikawa, Clark & Forrer, Comic Genius: Kawanabe Kyôsai/Kyôsai giga kyôga ten (1996), #117; Clark, Demon of Painting (1993), #75; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #347; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 9 (1981), #202
Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.2 cm (14 1/16 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.22757VR (11.22757, 11.22758, 11.38601), 11.22759-61, 11.37044a-c, 11.40055a-c, 11.40056 (right sheet only)
Censor's seal: Rat 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection