Sleeping Cat

眠り猫

Japanese
Meiji era
1885–89 (Meiji 18–22)
Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 122, #1027; Clark, Demon of Painting (1993), #95

Dimensions

Uchiwa-e; 22.4 x 22.6 cm (8 13/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5570

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.5570 (fan), 47.47 (square, light background), 47.48 (square, dark background)

Signed

Kyôsai
暁斎

Markings

Artist's seal: Jokû

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection