Wanting to Try It On Right Away (Hayaku kite mitai)/ Rock Moss from Kumano in Kii Province (Kishû Kumano sekitai), No. 18 from the series Auspicious Desires on Land and Sea (Sankai medetai zue)
「山海めで度図会 早く着てみたい 紀州熊野石苔 十八」
Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.8 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 18 in the series.
MFA impressions: 11.26006, 11.28676
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (main design); Otori ga (inset)
Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
No blockcutter's mark
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