A Bolt of Obi Fabric with Hair Ornaments
1813 (Bunka 10)
Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (Japanese, 1764?–1820)
Mirviss w/ Carpenter, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 226
Kokonotsugiri; 14.9 x 18.5 cm (5 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From the same series: 11.20031, 11.24957
Poems by Chûjudai Yasumaro, Chôgôtei Asahige, Chôkarô Komahiko.
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection