Wanting to Have It Decided (Handan o shite moraitai), from the series Representations of Desires (Mitate tai zukushi)

「見立多以尽 はんたんをしてもらいたい」

Japanese
Meiji era
1878 (Meiji 11), 1st month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Inoue Mohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Museum of Kyoto, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi ten (2001), #161

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25.1 cm (14 5/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37599

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Taiso Yoshitoshi
応需大蘇芳年

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection