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Title

Ancient tales of Aesop: vol 3, day no 132, story of the frog medicine peddler (Issopu mukashi monogatari no uchi sanmaki mokuroku dai-hyakujūsanninichi gama no baiyakubanashi) no 8 , From the series Drawings for pleasure by Kyōsai

1874

Artist

Kawanabe Kawanabe Kyōsai

Japan

1831 – 1889

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    1874
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    37.2 x 25.2 cm
    Credit
    Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2018
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    583.2018.2
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Kawanabe Kawanabe Kyōsai

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • About

    The enlightenment from hell no. 1 and Frog medicine seller no. 8 are both from the 1874 series Drawings for pleasure by Kyōsai. Both prints have anthropomorphised animals in most roles and, in combination with ideas of physical and spiritual healing, present the killing of various demons including oni. As was the habit of Kyōsai, the two images also satirise the era in Japan of ‘Civilisation and Enlightenment’ during the Meiji period in which traditional ways were actively punished in preference for newly imported scientific approaches used to modernise Japan.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Japan Supernatural, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 2019–08 Mar 2020

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