One Hundred Ghost Stories (Hyaku monogatari) (R); A Serpent Comes Out of the Ash Container (Haifuki kara daija) (L); from the series One Hundred Pictures by Kyôsai (Kyôsai hyakuzu)

狂斎百図 「百物かたり」  「灰吹から大蛇」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 103, #0789 (sheet of 4)

Dimensions

Two vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban) on uncut horizontal chûban sheet; 18.1 x 24 cm (7 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45393.5

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: 11.45393.5
Right side only: 11.37014
Left side only: 11.37004

Album containing 50 designs (half of the series?): 11.45393.1-25

Signed

Seisei Kyôsai ga (on right side), Seisei Kyôsai (on left side)
惺々狂斎画 惺々狂斎

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