early 19th century
Object Place: Japan
185.4 x 123.8 cm (72 5/5 x 48 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts
Not On View
Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake) with design of rows of dragons, clouds and flaming pearls in blue, green, pink, white and brown silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk ground; lined with red silk crêpe and padded at bottom.
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