Pulling the Ox Out of the Darkness (Kurayami kara ushi o hikidasu), Even a Clever Woman Will Lose When She Sells an Ox (Onna sakashiku shite ushiuri sokonou), from the series One Hundred Pictures by Kyôsai (Kyôsai hyakuzu)

狂斎百図  「くらやみから牛を引き出ス」 「女さかしくして牛売そこのふ」

Japanese
Edo period
1863–66 (Bunkyû 3–Keiô 2)
Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 103, #0785 (sheet of 4)

Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 18.5 x 12.6 cm (7 5/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22649

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: 11.45393.18
Right side only: 11.22649, 11.37041, 11.45800.50
Left side only: 11.22659, 11.37019, 11.45800.35

Signed

Kyôsai ga
狂斎画

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: August 3, 1911)

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