The Cracked Pot and the Mended Lid Are a Perfect Match (Ware kama ni tochi futa); Pairings May Be Odd But Delicious (En wa ina mono aji na mono); from the series One Hundred Pictures by Kyôsai (Kyôsai hyakuzu)

狂斎百図 「われ窯にとちふた」「ゑんはいなものあぢなもの」

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


Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 18.6 x 12.7 cm (7 5/16 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

11.37036

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Seiseijin Kyôsai ga
惺々人狂斎画

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: 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