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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)

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Signed

Seisei Kyôsai 惺々狂斎

Marks

Censor's seal: Rat 7 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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

Japanese, Edo period, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Oikawa, Clark & Forrer, Comic Genius: Kawanabe Kyôsai/Kyôsai giga kyôga ten (1996), #127

Dimensions

Vertical ôban (harimaze), creped

Accession Number

11.37138

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints