Even Spoiled It's Still Sea Bream (Kusatte mo tai), Spanking the Cat with a Mallet (Neko no shiri e saitsuchi), Gold Coins for Cats (Neko ni koban), Picking Up with the Fingernails But Spilling by the Winnowing Basket (Tsume de hirotte mi de akeru) (R); T

狂斎百図 「くさっても鯛」「猫のしりへさいつち」「ねこに小判」「つめてひろつて箕てあける」  「果報は寝てまて」「目くら蛇におじす」

Edo period
1863–66 (Bunkyû 3–Keiô 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 102, #0774 (sheet of 4)


Two vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban) on uncut horizontal chûban sheet; 18.1 x 24 cm (7 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions:
Uncut sheet: 11.45393.9
Right side only: 11.37034
Left side only: 11.36971, 11.45800.41

Album containing 50 designs (half of the series?): 11.45393.1-25


Ôju Seisei Kyôsai (on each side)


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)

[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