Uchû saihôshi (The Space Tailor)

宇宙裁縫師

Japanese
Shôwa era
1961 (Shôwa 36), December 31
Takei Takeo (Japanese, 1894–1983)


Catalogue Raisonné

"Takei Takeo: Hanga to kanpon sakuhin-ten," Riccar Museum exhibition catalogue, Tokyo, 1984

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 12.8 cm (7 5/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2007.157

Medium or Technique

Transmitted Western woodblock, clamshell box

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Signed by the artist: Takei Takeo
武井武雄

Provenance

Prior to November 2005, 102 of the 113 volumes were purchased by a bookseller from a private collector, Japan; November 2005, purchased by Charles Vilnis, Boston, from the bookseller in Osaka, Japan; Spring 2006, remaining 11 volumes purchased at two shops in Tokyo, Japan; 2007, 113 volumes offered for purchase to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by Charles Vilnis.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection