Even a Sardine Head Will Protect Those Who Truly Believe (Iwashi no atama mo shinji[n] kara), Eight Suitors for One Daughter (Musume hitori ni muko hachinin), from the series One Hundred Pictures by Kyôsai (Kyôsai hyakuzu)

狂斎百図 「鰯のあたまもしんじから」 「娘一人に婿八人」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 102, #0774 (sheet of 4)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45800.46

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: 11.45393.22
Right side only: 11.37035, 11.45800.46
Left side only: 11.22651, 11.37020

Signed

Ôju Seisei Kyôsai
応需惺々狂斎

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元:なし

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