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

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Signed

Ôju Taiso Yoshitoshi

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

Japanese, Edo period, 1878 (Meiji 11), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.37599

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints