Hidari Jingorô (R), Chinese Sage Riding an Ox (TL), and Kanaoka Painting Fudô (Kanaoka Fudô o egaku zu) (BL), from the series Cartoons by Kyôsai (Kyôsai manga)

「狂斎漫画」 左甚五郎、牛に乗る仙人、「金岡不動を描く図」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 7th month
Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 105, #0811; Oikawa, Clark & Forrer, Comic Genius: Kawanabe Kyôsai/Kyôsai giga kyôga ten (1996), #127; Oikawa and Yamaguchi, Kyôsai no giga (1992), #138

Dimensions

Vertical ôban (harimaze), creped; 21.8 × 15 cm (8 9/16 × 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37138

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Seisei Kyôsai
惺々狂斎

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子七改
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