Woman Fighting with Naginata and others, from the series A Children's Handbook of String Pictures (Kyokumusubi osana tehon)

「曲結稚画手本(きょくむすびをさなゑてほん)」 なぎなた 等

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 9th month
Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 100, #0758; Bakumatsu Meiji no tensai eshi Kawanabe Kyôsai ten (1998), #107; Oikawa, Clark & Forrer, Comic Genius: Kawanabe Kyôsai/Kyôsai giga kyôga ten (1996), #140

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.6 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36774

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Prints in the series: 11.36773, 11.36774, 11.36775, 11.37168

Signed

Ôju Seisei Chikamaro
応需惺々周麿

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥九改
彫師:なし

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