Daikoku and a Dancing Rabbit Imitating a Monkey Trainer and His Monkey

大黒の兎回し

Japanese
Edo period
possibly 1867 (Keiô 3)


Dimensions

14 x 28.2 cm (5 1/2 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44697

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A similar design appears as part of a harimaze sheet published in 1864: Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 104, #0799. This surimono was probably designed for a Year of the Hare, such as 1867.

Signed

Kyôsai
狂斎

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