The Cats' Industrial Exposition (Neko no kangyô hakurankai)

「猫の勧業はくらんくわい」

Japanese
Meiji era
1877 (Meiji 10), September 10
Artist Utagawa Kunisada III (Kunimasa IV, Toyokuni V) (Japanese, 1848–1920), Publisher Matsumura Jinbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25 cm (14 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44670

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.44669, 11.44670

Signed

Takeuchi Eikyû ga
竹内栄久画

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: 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