Big Octopus, c. 1840s

by Kiyonao

IHL Cat. #1853


A big octopus turns the tables on a fishmonger, perhaps to exact revenge.  

This drawing is after the below earlier 1798 woodblock print by Takehara Shunchōsai (active 1772-1801).

Big Octopus, appearing in Toba-e akubitome (toba-e to stop the yawning),

volume 3, 1798

by Takehara Shunchōsai (active 1772-1801)

大だこ, 鳥羽絵欠び留 3巻


Print Details

Toba-e #1853


Kiyonao ga 清眞画

Note: For information on the artist Kiyonao see  Kiyonao 清直 (active c. 1813-1844)