Second edition of a print originally designed in 1821 as the right sheet of a tetraptych. MFA impressions: 11.36035-8, 11.36039 (later edition of right sheet),11.36295a-d Play: Somemoyô Naniwa Miyage Theater: Kado
Kunihiro ga 国広画
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, 1827 (Bunsei 10), 9th month
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #015 (described but not illustrated)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper