Does It Look Like Them? A Goldfish Parody (Mitate nita ka kingyô): Fish and Turtle with Faces of Actors
Vertical ôban; 36 × 25.2 cm (14 3/16 × 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Actors as fish, in the manner of Yoshiiku’s teacher Kuniyoshi. MFA prints from the series: 11.41231, 11.41232.
Ikkeisai Yoshiiku giga
Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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