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) (R); Returning Enmity for Kindness (On o ada de nasu): Minamoto no Yoshitomo and Osada Shôji (=Os

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」    「おんをあだでなす」「源ノ義朝」「長田庄司」

Edo period
1863–66 (Bunkyû 3–Keiô 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



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

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


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


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)

[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