Wanting to See How One Looks (Sugata o mitai)/ Tie-dyed Fabric from Bungo Province (Bungo shiborizome), from the series Auspicious Desires on Land and Sea (Sankai medetai zue)
「山海愛度図会 すがたが見たい 豊後しばり染 五十五」
Waseda db 401-0053; the series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #117
Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 24.7 cm (14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 55 in the series.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (main design); Yoshiiku ga (inset)
Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji
Artist's seal: kiri
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