Even in Hell Money Counts (Jigoku no sata mo kane shidai), Bugs in the Food of the Hungry Ghost (Gaki no mono ni mushi), from the series One Hundred Pictures by Kyôsai (Kyôsai hyakuzu)

狂斎百図 「地ごくのさたも金次第」 「餓鬼の物に虫」

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


Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 18.7 x 12.7 cm (7 3/8 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

11.37028

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kyôsai zu
狂斎図

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