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Zhong Kui (Shôki) Hates Thunder (Kaminari kirai no Shôki), from the series A Collection of Thunder Gods (Kaminari tsukushi)

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Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga 朝櫻楼国芳画

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

Japanese, Edo period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Inagaki and Isao, Kuniyoshi no kyôga (1991), #174

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 17.5 x 25 cm (6 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21657

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints