The Child of a Frog Becomes a Frog (Kaeru no ko wa kaeru to naru), Water on a Frog's Skin (Kaeru no tsura e mizu), from the series One Hundred Pictures by Kyôsai (Kyôsai hyakuzu)

狂斎百図 「蛙の児はかへるとなる」 「かゑるのつらへ水」

Japanese
Edo period
1863–66 (Bunkyû 3–Keiô 2)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 102, #0778 (sheet of 4); Tokita, E de tanoshimu Edo no kotowaza (2005), p. 79

Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 18.7 x 12.7 cm (7 3/8 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

11.37038

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22636, 11.37038

Signed

Ôju Kyôsai
応需狂斎

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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