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Kawanabe Kyosai (aka Gyosai), Japanese, (1831–1889)
"Kyosai's 100 Pictures of Hell" booklet p. 291 Holiday In Hell, 1863-1866
Woodblock print on paper
7 1/8 x 21 1/2 in. (18.03 x 54.61 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Woodblock print
Period: Edo, Late (1789-1868)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2021.1.17


Full Title: Tokaido Fifty-three Stations "Kyosai's 100 Pictures of Hell" booklet p. 291 Holiday In Hell

Bibliography
Oikawa, Shigeru; Timothy Clark & Matthi Forrer, "Comic Genius: Kawanabe Kyosai", Tokyo Shinbun, 1996, - This series is mentioned no. 122.1 - 122.12

Commentary
From the comic series, "Kyosai Hyaku Zu" (The One Hundred Pictures by Kyosai). This series is
widely acclaimed as the masterpiece in the genre of "Kyoga" (crazy pictures).
This series is in the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Marks
Signed Seisei Kyosai.

Medium
Woodblock print

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