The Husband's Beloved Red Hat (Teishû no suki na akaebôshi), Shaking Like the Ghost of the Potato Jelly (Konnyaku no yûrei), from the series One Hundred Pictures by Kyôsai (Kyôsai hyakuzu)

狂斎百図 「ていしゆのすきな赤ゑぼし」 「こんにやくの幽霊(ゆうれい)」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 102, #0776 (sheet of 4); Tokita, E de tanoshimu Edo no kotowaza (2005), p. 22 (detail)

Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 18.5 x 12.6 cm (7 5/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22660

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22660, 11.37024

Signed

Seisei Kyôsai rakuga
惺々狂斎楽画

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: August 3, 1911)

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