Parody of the Story of Kantan (Mitate Kantan)

「見立邯鄲」

Japanese
Edo period
1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #95

Dimensions

Uchiwa-e on horizontal aiban sheet; 22.7 x 29.4 cm (8 15/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.505

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada ga
国貞画

Markings

Censor's seals: square kiwame, Tiger
No publisher's mark

Provenance

1953, gift of Louis Aaron Lebowich (b. 1880), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich