Wanting to Make It Bloom Sooner (Hayaku hirakasetai)/ Rocks for Tray Landscapes from Bitchû Province (Bitchû bongan), from the series Auspicious Desires on Land and Sea (Sankai medetai zue)
「山海愛度図会 はやくひらかせたい 備中盆岩 四十壱」
Waseda db 005-0924, 401-0058; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #3013; the series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #117
Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.8 cm (14 5/8 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 41 in the series.
The signature “Daini” in the inset may refer to Kuniyoshi’s second daughter, Yoshi-jo.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (main design); Daini ga (inset)
Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12
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