Wanting to Tweeze the Nape of the Neck (Eri o nukitai)/ Air Bladders of Fish from the Sunomata RIver in Tôtômi Province (Tôtômi Sunomatagawa fue), from the series Auspicious Desires on Land and Sea (Sankai medetai zue)
「山海愛度図絵 えりをぬきたい 遠江須之股川鰾 丗八」
Waseda db 005-0922; Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #23; Suzuki 1992, #271; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #3011; the series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #117
Vertical ôban; 37.2 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. 38 in the series.
MFA impressions: 11.25996, 11.28682
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (main design); Tori 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