When a Married Couple Fight the Dog Won't Take A Bite (Fûfu genka wa inu mo kuwanu), However You Scrub Them Black Soapnuts Don't Turn White (Mukuroshu wa migaite mo shiroku naranu), There's No Place LIke Home Even If the Kettle Doubles as a Tub (Waga ei r

狂斎百図  「夫婦けんくはいむもくわぬ」「むくろしゅはみがいても白くならぬ」「我がゑい楽の釜たらい」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 103, #0772 (sheet of 4); Tokita, E de tanoshimu Edo no kotowaza (2005), pp. 45 and 246; Oikawa, Clark & Forrer, Comic Genius: Kawanabe Kyôsai/Kyôsai giga kyôga ten (1996), #122-1

Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 18.7 x 12.6 cm (7 3/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37003

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions:
Uncut sheet: 11.45393.11
Right side only: 11.22655, 11.37002, 11.45800.43
Left side only: 11.37003

Signed

Kyôsai
狂斎

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元: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