MFA impressions: 11.39527, 11.45290 No record of this role has been found, but Ôtani Tomoemon IV arrived in Edo in the 11th month of Tenpô 2 (1831).
Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画
Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極
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:  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
Japanese, Edo period, after 1831 (Tenpô 2), 11th month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô), Japanese
Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 23.3 cm (13 7/8 x 9 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper